Thursday, 5 July 2012

South Haven Skomer Island


The above painting is of South Haven on Skomer Island. I did this from the cockpit of our old yacht. South Haven was a favourite anchorage. Sheltered form most winds except directly southerly. You had the company of seabirds and seals. Generally puffins would be landing clumsily around you .
I was always amused by the young gulls who tried the patience of their parents.The young gull would constantly bob up and down in the water making a never ending squeaking noise to be fed. The parent would fly off a few feet to get away from the pesky youngster only to have them follow them. Eventually the parent would discipline their child with a peck. (Not really PC these days I am sure but gulls haven't banned corporal punishment yet).

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