High tide

2015-12-08 11.43.29 (3)

Charcoal, watercolour, pencil and sea water.

Coastal path to Anstruther. High tide.

A kestrel hovers just above my head, unconcerned by my presence. Rain over Pittenweem brings the wind. It rips the paper from my board and I clamber down the rocks to get it back – crumpled and a bit soggy.