Once again we woke up to sunshine. Wind was still from NW/S, but even calmer than yesterday, so we were expecting a perfect day with some visitors, work and sun bathing. After a morning dip, breakfast and water heating we had some time to do some chores while waiting the boat to arrive (washing up, toilet cleaning etc.).
Around 10am the boat arrived and it was loaded with group of seven: one family and one bicyclist from Espoo. They had the normal tour in and out of the lighthouse, and then a great picnic lunch by the old harbour. The weather was more than gorgeous, so they didn't hurry to leave, but stayed with us three hours. Before their departure, we took an advantage of them and had our group picture finally taken.
Today's guests on picnic
Ladies of the lighthouse: Iiris. Merja, Marika, Pia and Sofia with Astrid. Toffe hides behind the tyre on the right.
After we waved our guests goodbye, we had another delicious lunch (chicken wok) and got our hands on to the tasks Ville left us: Sofia, Iiris and Pia started to remove an old cable above the main entrance while Merja and Marika sawed some old planks with a very big power tool. For a short time, we even had time to imitate seals on the rocks. After emptying the toilet tank it was time for an afternoon nap.
Sofia removing the old cable
Lady with a big tool: Marika working with the planks
The day was hot and somewhat windy, and we saw many sailing boats around, but none of them wanted to visit us. We followed the baby birds inside the inner wall growing and waiting for food with their mouth wide open. We finished the work, tried to spot the earn that has regurlary visited Märket this summer (didn't succeed) and burned the planks in a barrel. It was like under the Brooklyn bridge.
The wind raised, and when we had our evening picnic on the rocks, it was quite hard already. We expect visitors tomorrow morning, but the weather forecast says that the wind may rise up to 10m/s, so we'll see.
Märket over and out.
Marika, Merja, Iiris, Pia and Sofia