Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Burry Port ~ Inner Harbour

I did this painting of Burry Port today. We have got quite a few things to do over the next 10 days so Alex is pretty busy trying to finish things off as well as keep on top of the paperwork. Next job will be tax returns.

We still haven't received the money owing from a gallery from January, which is a bit disappointing. We will have to make a personal visit but that will cost a day’s work and travelling.

I recall one dark wet windy night when we were in our bunks on our boat at anchor when our old dog decided he needed to go ashore. I got up and put on oilskins pulled the tender alongside and got in with the dog. It was quite a lumpy sea which was going up and down and the rain was nearly horizontal. It wasn't really ideal conditions to row ashore. Anyway I had no choice and we set off with a strong outgoing tide. The tide was dragging large islands of seaweed with it. All of a sudden the dog leapt out of the dinghy onto a patch of seaweed and disappeared beneath it in the water. It was a worrying minute or so but although it was pretty dark I did manage to get hold of him and grab him back into the boat. He had probably mistaken the seaweed for land in his need to get ashore.

I suppose it shows that things are not always what they seem to be. This applies in respect of the art business as well. You can only go on your own experience not impressions.

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