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May 17: Utö – sunset

Once we arrived and disembarked, we moved our stuff over to the hostel and helped move the lumber to the workshop.

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Same room as before.

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The north door of our building had never been opened during the winter trip, I believe, and so especially with the sun coming in, this narrow, high-contrast view seemed quite surreal at first.

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The ferry crane lifting the lumber out.

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Getting it down onto the dock.

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The classic shot, more or less.

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Ooh, sun's almost outta here!

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Orange spotlight sun on the Havshotel buildings.

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Orange sun on more distant buildings.

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Orange sun on rocks and water.

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Some tenacious early-blooming flowers.

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The view toward the landing from my sunset-seat rock, plus pool.

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Getting pretty Martian!

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There it goes. Wicked rainbow sky.

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10:10 PM sunset!

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Afterglow.

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The rainbow sky persisted as the twilight deepened.

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Continued afterglow. It's striking how the remaining sun on the far clouds helps to make them visible even though they'd normally be too far away to see clearly.

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The night was white, of course, or rather it was dark-rainbow.

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The way the calm and rippling areas of water reflected the dark rainbow's colors differently was really psychedelic and dreamlike.