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May 21: Utö – bench tour 2

We continued our tour as the sun set and the twilight started to deepen.

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Along the shore from the western end of Kattrumpan toward the village.

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The dock at its alarmingly jaunty angle.

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Near-sunset over the Havshotel.

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Church sunset.

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Sun about to be shrouded by clouds as we continue To the Lighthouse.

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We took another look at the gallery; the underlighting seemed much stronger at that point because of the dimmed daylight.

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Hellstairs!

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The lighthouse rendered deep blue in the late light.

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The lighthouse bench nestled into a rock just to the south, with the sun, almost aligned with the bench, now at 10:05 PM actually setting on the horizon: my last sunset in Finland (to date).

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Wave diffraction patterns offshore.

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I always wonder how far away those still-illuminated clouds just above the horizon are in a maritime sunset.

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Pilot station layer cake.

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The secret stairs down to the village road, now with Added Twilight Mystery.

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The evening view from the village bench.

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A roof almost meeting the ground, right nearby.

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Back at the hostel courtyard.

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Another, extra-contemplative bench, out on a pier near the hotel.

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A land-art-like array of old concrete posts and other masses.

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ALL the towers, peeking over the building on the south side of the courtyard.

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The sauna building in the fading light.

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Twilight through the slat shed, 10:40 PM.