As a surprise for Mark’s birthday on July 10th I booked a four hour canoe “adventure” on the day and a horse ride on the 11th. The time on the estuary and Gualala River was – cringe-inducing word warning – magical! Sorry, it was! Mark had the patience to allow me to paint – though I gave him the picture of where we stopped for a picnic lunch as payback.
I didn’t go near a horse but sat on a very misty beach and painted some of my favorite pictures of the trip thus far. Sunshine isn’t everything!
I did however take a moment to capture him on “High-roller”, a huge, gentle Clydesdale – even tempered despite being given that terrible, highly inappropriate name.