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May 21: Utö – bench tour 1

After dinner we grouped up and took a walking tour to all the benches in situ.

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Post-dinner bright sun infiltrating through the door at the north end of the hostel.

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The sun was still very white even once fairly low in the sky, indicating crisp air.

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But once we got going on the tour, it was ruddier.

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Ruddy sun on red houses and orange boats.

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The village bench in a fleeting period of sun exposure, since the wall behind it is to the south.

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The meandering of the road on toward the south.

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Coming up to the rocks bench. Can you spot the bench?

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Aha! There it is. Much care was taken to shape it to fit snugly in this position.

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A shooting shelter, I'm pretty sure that's what this is, next to the big bench rock. Seems like pretty tight quarters though.

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A glimpse north toward the village, can you spot the church?

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The helipad compound bench in the still-blazing evening sun.

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As we walked north from there, the sun went into the radio tower's latticework...

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...and then behind the lighthouse...

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...and then emerged on the other side.

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Passing by a little garden area southeast of the village, by the intersection of the two main lobes of the island.

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Golden hour church.

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The undulating way out to the cemetery.

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Beholding the new benches and planting boxes as sunset draws closer.

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Then we went on to Kattrumpan, so I got one more look at it.

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Sky land sea land.

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A simply wicked quartz vein this, yes?