I’m at a loose end on the west side of the Exe Estuary. So, of course, I strolled out (actually it turned out to be quite a brisk walk to beat the failing light) with my sketchbook​ heading towards the old Topsham Lock Cottage.
I went down to the end of the ferry jetty to sketch looking upstream, with dramatic clouds and shadows taking over.
It was a peaceful scene, except for the noise coming from the motorway. Which could be heard quite clearly, it being a still evening. Car noise is one of my bugbears – Grrr!
However as I strolled back (more slowly this time as it was now getting dark and no more sketching was on the cards), with bats wheeling about me it seemed a very pleasant, relaxed outing – motorway or not 🙂

A4 – Watercolour washes with black ink applied with a brush. The large black areas I finished off later as I was running out of light too quickly.


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