“By hook or by crook” is an English phrase meaning “by any means necessary”, suggesting that any means possible should be taken to accomplishing the goal. The phrase is very old, first recorded in the Middle English text Controversial Tracts by John Wyclif in 1380. I learned that phrase when we visited the Hook peninsula and Hook Lighthouse. I think that the weather was perfect to get the right feeling of the peninsula, surrounded by cliffs and the sea, ok, it could be of course a bit warmer, but the wind gave the special taste to that day. Despite the wind, we took the Lighthouse tour as well and climbed the top, where it was really stormy.
The Hook Lighthouse is the oldest continuously working lighthouse in the world. Kõpu Lighthouse in Hiiumaa is the third, I looked it up afterwards because it looked so similar to ours. It is said that with better weather it could be possible to see the dolphins, but we were not so lucky and maybe it was too stormy even for the dolphins and they spent their time relaxing in some bay. It was a great experience to stand on the top of the lighthouse, almost unable to walk and totally unable to hear anything else but the sea and the wind. But that’s exactly what I came to see and hear here.