May 22: Utö – sunrise
In the morning it was time for us to depart and for me to start my trek toward Barcelona. Editorial note: this first Transition page, almost halfway through the overall series, is also the first page completed in 2012, on Jan. 6. The first Finland page was completed over two years ago, on Boxing Day 2009. At this rate I should complete the captioning during the fifth anniversary of the trip. That would be suitable although frustratingly drawn-out, so I still hope to finish sooner.
4:22 AM and already up for the day, the twilight having strengthened from its midnight trough.
I had some time to explore around the peninsula one last time before loading up the ferry and heading out. Here, a wheelbarrow's skeleton.
The inside of the workshop in the pink twilight.
A little morning landscape from all the way through the workshop.
The pre-sunrise view from the ferry upon loading.
Whooaaaaa sunrise! And a lovely one! What time is it? It's 4:55 AM!
Volcano style, as the sun slides into a gun mount on the island skyline.
And now, an alignment worthy of the Aztecs, 4:58 AM.
More loaders loading as the sun proceeds beyond the gun mount.
The hostelside bench, and distant buildings, maybe including the school, in first sun.
Sun penetrating ancient-observatory-style into a northeastern bunker recess.
Sun through the slat shed, in an intensely diagonal view.
The first bit of sun hits the top of the workshop's gable, barely perceptibly...
...brightens and expands, and spreads to the boat. So long, Classic View.
Orangening, intensifying sunlight on the hostel buildings and glinting on mysterious things in the village over in the distance.