< hide menu

May 18: Utö – clouds

After lunch the clouds started to roll in.

2504

2504.jpg

The sky is blue — where's the sunlight? (Note how the blue of the sky washes out the yellow of the hostel when unwarmed by sunlight.)

2512

2512.jpg

We went on a tour of the pilot station. The way up to it is covered with chain-link mesh to Prevent Those Approaching From Being Hit By Objects Falling From The Towers.

2514

2514.jpg

An upper level of the pilot station has a sweet deck with a sweet view.

2517

2517.jpg

At my present longitude (eastern US), 59°N is up in the Ungava Peninsula. How about THAT.

2518

2518.jpg

The tower sitting on the pilot station.

2522

2522.jpg

The freestanding tower: the longer you look, the more attachments you find perched on its edges.

2523

2523.jpg

And now for some tower-filtered village views.

2524

2524.jpg

And to the north.

2525

2525.jpg

And to the south.

2527

2527.jpg

The room next to the deck.

2529

2529.jpg

Tall sky.

2538

2538.jpg

The big smooth rock along the southern shore. Can you spot the shipwreck?

2544

2544.jpg

There seem to suddenly be MORE towers than before. I like the accreted look of the pilot station that is clearest from this direction.

2546

2546.jpg

Some more vivid beetles! What u up 2 ??

2547

2547.jpg

A semi-secret path and stair up the hill near the eastern end of the village, I think.

2554

2554.jpg

We were challenged to a football match with the schoolchildren. Not a shin was left unbruised.*

2555

2555.jpg

Brutal!† (*†not really.)

2566

2566.jpg

The placement of the first bench.