Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
Arran from Cumbrae
One of my most favourite views, and one that I have gazed at hundreds of times on my many walks along the prom. Painted from just past the infamous Crocodile Rock, beside the Cross House.
Evening Light, Millport
Looking towards Newton Bay from the jetty - such a glorious view - especially when the lights come on in the evening and the glow reflects in the bay. Heavenly. Such a comforting and evocative scene - conjuring memories of the 'put put' of the old brown motor boats of bygone days; the excited chattering from the bustling and sweltering summer beach and that scrumptious scent of the padellas lining the prom on the September Weekend Illuminations. Happy, happy memories indeed.
The Wee Cumbrae
The intriguing 'Wee Cumbrae' at which I have spent many a lovely hour staring. Loved it's closeness, yet remoteness and of course it's enigmatic aura. I believe you can take a boat trip there now..
(drawn on Millport)
''The Eileans' - those two wee beautiful bundles in the middle of the bay.
Fabulous childhood memories of rowing over with my family for barbeques and treasure hunts, and being enthralled at how different the vista was looking back towards the bay.
Our little yellow rowing boat 'The Puffin' gave me some of my best ever memories - dragging my fingers through the cool water on a warm summer's evening, listening to the oars lapping gently in the otherwise silenced bay with dad rowing; bending over the edge searching eagerly for flounders covertly rippling the sand, dad's blue chunky knit fisherman jumper and sweet smelling pipe.
(painted on Millport)