27 September 2021
Into the future
Now we have taken a leap forward in time and landed in the future. And can look back on the three months that have passed since the last post. Three wonderful months filled with the sweetness of summer and many fantastic meetings with guests, nice paddle trips, courses and yoga.
It has also taken place on Långaskäret, but at a slightly slower pace. Now the roof and everything underneath that has been critical to get repaired and replaced, is again in good condition. We enjoy slowing down, with the knowledge that now the house will stand up for the winter, and we will have a little more time to catch up with more than just the ongoing work. It’s time to start catching up on what has been put aside, for the benefit of all the outdoor time we had the opportunity to enjoy during the bright months of the year.
Now it’s getting darker in the morning and evening twig and the work with what is a little less urgent, but just as necessary, is ahead of us. And not least the lobster fishing that started today. It is fun!
During the months that have passed, we have made some choices when it comes to Havsstudion. For example, we have chosen to use iron vitriol for the facade. The choice was relatively simple, as we love our tradition and culture in our village Grönemad. Långaskäret belongs to Grönemad and in the past it was a sharp line between the neighboring community Krossekärr and Grönemad. The line consisted of the boathouses which in the southern part of the boathouse length were painted in Falu copper red and the boathouses in the northern part which were left unpainted or at best iron vitriolated and with the ravages of time were ground by the salt in the air to the beautiful gray tone found in many boathouses today. Before, it was not out of free will that the gray façade cladding was chosen, but because it was poorer in Grönemad that the façades had to be left untreated. And those who lived in Krossekärr were a little better off and in turn could afford to buy paint for their boathouses.
We think this is a fine tradition and history that belongs to our local cultural heritage. That is why we have chosen to let Långaskäret be adorned with an iron vitriol-treated façade that belongs to Grönemad. A way to pay tribute to previous generations and welcome new ones!