Today the wind was rather hard, 16 – 19 m/s from the south. Already yesterday the chain of our last buoy was cut by the huge waves and the buoy drifted near the shore.
First thing in the morning was to put up a rescue team to catch the loose buoy: One man rowing to the stormy sea, one keeping the rope and one shooting photos. We managed to fasten a rope to the buoy but failed to pull it ashore.
The tail of the chain was stuck to some place in the bottom of the sea. We tightened the rope to land in order to prevent the buoy to escape again. Now we just wait the wind to calm down.
The lighthouse kitchen is often regarded as a playground of women. But southern wind makes a difference! Today boys set up a baking team and surprised Johanna with a pile of delicious “korvapuusti”
(cinnamon rolls) and fresh bread.
Instead of having lunch we enjoyed the delicacies of Märkets famous bakery. And from the kitchen window we had a perfect view to the wild sea.
Once again we noticed how hard it is to shoot a good pictures of furious waves around the reef. Couple of days ago we already carried summer furniture to the terrace.
However, outdoor temperature is around 3 degrees. Probably our crew will not have an opportunity to have sunset dinner there.
Johanna, Pete, Pekka