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February 10: Utö – sunsnow

In the afternoon, a rather remarkable snow squall came through, and afterwards we took a break to go out and explore the post-squall world.

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While we were either eating lunch or drawing in the dining hall, the sun was blotted out and snow started descending in large clumps.

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More clumpage.

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Then the squall receded as fast as it had arrived. You can see here that snow is still falling into the water near the horizon.

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The receding cloud was pileated on top.

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The same tiedown as in the skim of ice picture, with fresh snow.

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Late sunlight, looking north from the hotel.

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The village boathouses from the west, plus the receding cloud.

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The sun has nearly vacated the premises.

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This is the road west from the village, past where the hotel road intersects. The sun was doing a nice thing.

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Up by the lighthouse, the squall cloud still looming.

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This is the south face of the pilot station.

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Lighthouse + cloud.

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An old bunker near the lighthouse.

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The sunset arrived early due to these horizon clouds.

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But the cloud was still ensunned. It looks almost nuclear here.

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The tower next to the pilot station, looking positively Constructivistic.

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Blue takes over.

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Last sunlight on the squall cloud.