My dear friend decorates her home "the beach house"-style. Seashells and lighthouses are part of her everyday life... She's a barefoot "city girl", though, and has never even visited outer archipelago, the very last islands before there's only Baltic Sea in front of your eyes.
What would be a better place to celebrate her birthday than a small island called SÖDERSKÄR?!
So, I booked us a cruise from our capital city to the lighthouse-island, which is only one and half hour boat ride away.
This is the ecxact location of the historical island.
The 150 years old lighthouse has got 6 floors and rises up to 40 meters above the sea level.
Suspension bridge connects another small island to the main island.
In the end of the shaky bridge there is a birdwatchers observatory. The Söderskär first bird research started already at 1940's. It's the longest continuos monitoring of the arctic birds spring and autumn migration in the whole world.
Fascinating?! There're so many interesting stories, also about the light house itself, but no island visit is complete without a picnic?!
TABLE IS SET!
ONNEA = CONGRATULATIONS (blueberry-whitechocholate cake)!!!
CHEERS, CITY-GIRL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! AND GREETINGS TO EVERYONE FROM THE "MUST VISIT/DAY-TRIP FROM HELSINKI".