A thick fog covered the Märket reef in the morning. One could barely see the other side of the islet. Luckily, the August sun expelled the mist and the day turned out to be warm and sunny. We painted the door of the warehouse with tar, continued repairing the ladder and put some windows in place.
Fitting a window
The warehouse door getting some paint
Later, our wishes of getting visitors to the island came true. S/y Eva along with eight passangers, all of who were interested in diving, was looking for shipwrecks in the sea and decided to stop by. They took the tour, bought some souvenirs and sat down for a cup of coffee. Afterwards they went beneath the surface to explore the remainings of 'Hesperius', which stretch from 15 to 50 meters below the surface on the nortwestern edge of Märket. We continued painting and scratching, they moved on to the Swedish cost to discover more shipwrecks. Both are great ways to spend your summer vacation!
S/y Eva by the northern harbour
What made us interested in Märket in the first place? It is difficult to explain and put it into words. It is a kind of longing for a simple life, even for only a short period. This experience gives us a small glimpse into the past, what life in the lighthouse or at sea might have been like. On the island, one is on the nature’s mercy. On the other hand, the lighthouse offers you and other seafarers protection in case of sudden entropy of the sea. In places like Märket, one accomplishes harmony with nature and the inner self. Hopefully, some of the calmness will follow us when we return to work and the swing of everyday life.
Johan and Annukka