Yes a full day and lots of art inspiration.
Today we were on the water just after 9 and enjoyed a great paddle on a calm and sunny Swanage Bay – taking in the natural beauty of our natural scenery.
We paddled across the bay between moored yacht visitors, saw friends in the rowing club out in the gig, saw divers, swimmers, paddle boarders, jet skis, … Yet the bay was also so peaceful. We dropped into the beach cafe for a coffee and a return paddle where we met divers who were swimming under the pier.
Several photos taken also as we went out to Peveril Point and looked across the rock edges towards Durlston Head. It was a great time to be in the water and enjoy its clarity as we could see the sandy bed of the bay most of the time.
Then once back at the club, the kayak was racked and I took some pictures of dinghies preparing to go out for today’s race and helped some launch and recovered their trailers for them.
Home for showers and change then back to do our bar shift – our voluntary efforts have been noticed and thanks came from two committee members for our on and off water volunteering already early in the season.
In between serving drinks I would nip out taking photos with my long zoom lens of a variety of water activities. We left the club Abby 3pm and walked along the shore to Shore Road, in several places it felt like social distancing, masks were forgotten – and the sheer number of people made us feel uneasy so we returned home vis the back streets.
A necessary new and then later I drew three new original postcard pieces based on some of today’s photos I had uploaded onto the computer.
Line of duty finale to end our evening – a busy day but a happy one, more inspiration from where we live and more activity on the water together – more art to come from today’s pictures.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-5273-63e2953811d65' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=5273&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-5273-63e2953811d65' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-5273-63e2953811d65' data-title='Like or Reblog'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>