Hooray, hooray, hooray it’s the helicopter day! As we were informed beforehand, technicians from the Finnish Meteorogical Institute will arrive today! While waiting for them, we emptied our toilet compost plus recycled all other organic waste as well. While having fun with the wastes, we heard the helicopter come long before we saw it.
The Forntier Guard's Super Puma hovering over the cliffs
For the first time the wind forecast did not match, the forecast was near calm, but it was blowing 9 m/s. So it was very good that the observation devices got proper maintenance by Harry and Timo. After a couple of hours solid work we got a pleasant break. The helicopter OH-HVG crew cheered us up by bringing some fresh pastry, as they had promised a year ago while visiting Märket. We got some fresh newspapers as well. Women were delighted to witness the sensational situation of seven handsome men sitting around the kitchen table, celebrating Miksu’s last flight as a frontier guard. Miksu (left in the photo), a jolly good fellow from Tampere, taught us the most expressive word of the Tampere dialect, which is “koirrarruakapurrkki”.
The handsome seven of the heli crew
After watching the helicopter disappearing into the horizon, we went back to business. This time it meant mixing some plaster and filling some holes in the walls of the old concrete toilet building (eventually washed). Mika and Markku finished the construction of the first supporting beam.
Filling up the holes in the old toilet wall
New support for the shed roof
We don’t feel being far away, quite the opposite. We are here and now, and the world comes to us.
That’s the way we like it.
Markku, Mika, Outi, Ritva and Tarja