Just got back from a short break visiting my brother in Scotland. Had five days of really good weather.
The view across the rooftops towards Frenchlands Tower. Moffat, Annandale.
28th August. Another view across the Moffat rooftops, looking towards Hunterheck Hill.
....and below a real surprise.
An Otter hunting in the River Nith below the weir in central Dumfries. After walking round the town we were going back to the car and stopped beside the river to see if any Salmon were jumping. This otter appeared below the weir and gradually moved closer to us. As usual in such a situation- no camera, paper or pencils. We watched it for about ten minutes then I decided to go to the car for a sketchbook. It took me another ten minutes to get back to find it still there although it gradually made its way up the fish ladder and onto the weir before swimming upstream in the deeper water above the weir. These drawings were made on the spot, the watercolour was added later, more to 'fix' the drawing than anything else.