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A trip to Elie in Fife

On Sunday the family and I took a trip over the bridge into Fife and a drive along the coast took us to Elie.

A fabulous place, beautiful and so pretty with a couple of idyllic sandy bays to explore.

It was a little colder and a little cloudier than our visit a couple of weeks ago but still so beautiful. We swam in the bay ( with our new wet suits on) and explored the rock pools before having a delicious lunch at The Ship Inn, Elie, which has this idyllic view of the bay.

I can’t wait to return, but need a kayak to take back with me. Hi

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Newhaven Harbour in glorious sunshine.

NewHaven_HarbourI’m lucky enough to live close to Newhaven Harbour and love listening to the tinkling boat masts and seagulls circling above.

I drive past the lighthouse (built 1869) often and yesterday did so with thankfully some time to sketch. I could sit for hours listening to the rocking boats in the small harbour, looking out through the narrow ‘gateway’ to Fife, I find it very relaxing. Add in come watercolurs and a blank canvas and I’m in heaven!

 

I painted this sketch with black ink and watercolour whilst sitting on the large stone steps between the harbour and road.

 

The original sketch is now sold but you can order a high quality mounted print from my online shop HERE.

 

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Cramond walk

CramondThe family and I had a lovely, peaceful walk in Cramond today. Along the coast from Edinburgh towards the Forth Bridge, the sketch is from the harbour where we left the car and walked along the river Almond to the Cramond Falls Cafe, a delightful spot to sit and have lunch watching the ducks swim up river.

Although it was windy the sun was strong and we sat out in the cafe’s walled courtyard and enjoyed our lunch before walking back along the river, throwing bread to the ducks, turns and seagulls who kept us company.

Trip to the coast

NorthBerwickwebThe family and I took a drive down the East coast to North Berwick today. A lovely seaside town famous for its fish and chips, and the Scottish Seabird Centre, which was where we had lunch.

Just around the corner is the harbour where a row of well sheltered benches let the towns visitors sit in the sunshine and listen to the tinkle of the boats in the harbour. This was our view from the bench …. penned with a black fine liner and then a touch of colour from my Letraset felt tips.