"Rocks and Trees, Dunbeath Strath" - watercolour - 25 x 36 cm
When I made a sketch of this place, high up Dunbeath Strath, my main impression was one of wildness and tranquillity. Admittedly, there were sheep grazing nearby, and there was a man-made fishing pool in the river below, but these didn't impact much on the sense of isolation. Imagine my surprise on my next visit when I found that a large log cabin had been built there. It appears to be a shelter for fishing parties from the estate that owns the land.
I'm glad that I took the opportunity to make a few sketches of the area as it was when it still seemed wild and remote.
Bothy in Dunbeath Strath