Routine Maintenance, Isle of Mull – Watercolour and Acrylic in a Watercolour Moleskine

From a photograph taken earlier this year. When the locals need to carry out routine maintenance and repairs on their small fishing boats , rather than hire expensive lifting devices, they merely allow the larger “Spring Tides” to lift their craft above the normal high water mark. This gives them about 10 days to do the work and, of course, they cannot get the boats back into the water before the next large tide. No problem. Life passes at a leisurely pace here. They reckon that there are about 12 words, in the Gaelic language which mean the same as the Spanish “Mañana” but none of them convey the same sense of urgency .