Harbour life #1

Four sketches of low tide at Tenby Harbour Beach this Summer. First some boats moored to the harbour wall (white Gelly Roll pen invaluable for the ropes), then small dinghies being taken out for a day’s sailing. The third one is from Castle Hill at dusk, light was fading fast and I could barely see the page by the end; and below it the same view at dusk last year. Finally a collection of all the boat names I could see when wandering around the beached craft, full of terrible puns, tribal allegiances, nautical dreams and yearnings for freedom; spot the name of the only working boat!

tenby 155tenby 151 tenby 154beach14125tenby 152Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, water-colour, white Gelly Roll pen, A5 – various times

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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7 Responses to Harbour life #1

  1. Tina says:

    My guess is Boat One. 😉 I enjoy seeing your sketches in series like this!

    – Tina

  2. Viktoria says:

    The first two sketches are my favourites. They are so accurate in detail but you have really also nailed the atmosphere. Nor sure about the names (yes, many are horrible); our own ice breakers are called Oden, Tor, Atle, and Frej, so who knows. LA177? Or perhaps I missed that joke…

  3. Ed Mostly says:

    Thanks Viktoria, and spot on with LA177. Where are the four icebreakers? I had great fun exploring an ice-breaker moored next to the Vassa in Stockholm. Ed

  4. Ed Mostly says:

    Those ships are great, almost like cartoons. The one in Stockholm was ‘retired’. And I didn’t realise you’re so far North! Ed

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