Week 41: Aarni, Ari and Katja
Today we had company of four bird watchers that would get off to Signilskär birdstation Island.
They will stay on Signilskär island for a week, looking for the migrating birds.
After an hour we saw the white-red lollipop sugartop - Märket. Previous weeks crew welcomed us with a hot and fresh pot of coffee.The afternoon we started to build scaffoldings next to the makasiini (storage house) so that it would make it possible to repair the broken windows before the winter.
Evening arrived with the sea mist and swept us inside it.
Sunday continued with the window project. After all preparations the lighhouse keepers were now ready to climb up. Good preparations and calm news was the receipt of the excellent final result.
Because of the Autumn winds a small goldcrest had come in to the boat house to rest for a while.
In the afternoon we had possibility to watch how the White-tailed eagle catched a goosander from the sea to eat it.
Beautiful moon bridge started the evening and night for us.
We started the morning by moving the summer furniture inside before the winter wind would take them
Dining room windows got washed before seal up. Now we have cosy warming lighthouse.
Kitchen inventory and cleaning started today... more about it tomorrow.
Following birds were photographed today:
As winter is coming preparations for that continued at the lighthouse with different works.
But getting fresh water for bathing was again quite easy. In the evening we were rewarded by bathing in the most westernmost sauna in Finland, Märket's sauna.
We got to enjoy of the Eastern wind today, up to 21 m/s in blasts. This meant out to take photos.
We also started to fix small things after the storm like the chimney and small water lakes in the storage.
Maybe it is because of the birds or of the free spirit that the island produces we also had need to look at the Island and lighthouse from a bird perspective.
Week's 41 team Aarni, Ari and Katja sends humble greetings from Märket as we will leave the lighthouse and the island tomorrow.
Greetings from Märket
Aarni, Ari and Katja