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May 18: Utö – sun

Each day was just packed, since in four days eight of us had to build a dozen benches and the other four had to build a set of stairs inside an old weird chamber to make it into a more accessible gallery space.

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The first day started out nice and sunny. The building in the canonical shot here, containing several mostly empty rooms, was pressed into service as our workshop. You can see the wood brought along on the ferry loaded on the truck next to it.

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The main hotel with the towers rising beyond.

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Violets blooming!

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A happy violet in the sun.

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Check out how the land slips in and out of view as you scan across the horizon.

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A really vivid little beetle.

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The first main activity of the day was to walk to all the potential bench sites to measure how long each bench should be. Here, the bunker built into the hill off the main street, which I dimly remember as housing a shower. Could that possibly be true?

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Lurking lighthouse.

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The stairs up from the main road to the higher area including Stenhuset and, further on, the lighthouse and pilot station. Naturen först!

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The southeastern end of the village.

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The lighthouse and pilot station from the way toward the southern end of the island.

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A really neat couple of rocks; a bench would be installed here.

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Islands in the sky!

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Up near the lighthouse: a nesting duck! Adorable.

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Full-on view of the pilot station and tower.

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The western lobe of the island, beyond the pilot station, the restricted military area.

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Sun lighthouse.

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Buuuuuuuds!

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The lookout tower of Kattrumpan.

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Looking west from the cemetery.

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The junction of the south road back at the main village street.