Gully Point CovePosted: June 22, 2014
It’s no fun to paint on a windy day. The paper dries too fast and the easel is always threatening to topple over. That’s why I went up to Gully Point Cove in Rockport early in the morning while the sea was relatively calm. As I painted, the wind slowly picked up until I had to hold the easel down with my free hand. So absorbed was I in trying to complete the painting that I didn’t notice a crowd gathering nearby, hands shielding their eyes, staring and pointing out to sea. When I looked out to see what the commotion was, I witnessed a dramatic kayak rescue. Later in the day I met the young man who had to be picked up by the coast guard boat and I was relieved to find out that he was fine. I guess it’s no fun to kayak on a windy day either.