A couple of days ago I went to draw a whale at the usual beach I go to on the North Coast of Cornwall in the early morning. It rained a lot.
I am noticing the beaches get much busier now as the summer season kicks in. Also the texture of the sand has changed with the weather. It is much crumblier and softer now than it was back in february and april. It gives way beneath my feet more than it did in the harsh winter months.
I drew the North Western Pacific Gray whale this time. I was thinking about the conservation plans that were being made for this species two weeks ago in Jersey at the annual whale meetings. There is estimated to be just over one hundred and thirty of these whales remaining in the world off the north coast of Japan.
|Gray Whale 10.32am Low tide 26/8/11|