Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.02

September 23, 2014 3:43 PM

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Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.02

I loaded the drawing machine while we were grounded in Sanday's Otters Wick bay. Housed in its rope case and tied down to the cabins roof I suspect there will be more movement at this position on the boat. The tide was beginning to return, but the water was less than a foot deep as I looked overboard. A number of crabs were crawling across the sandy bottom searching for breakfast and the returning tide created a consistent small swell which rolled by towards land.

Selkie began to float at around 8:45 and at 10:00 we hoisted the anchor and were off. Traveling out of the bay by iron sail we held a bearing of 24. North Ronaldsay was due North of us. It was a beautiful clear day with sunshine. The drawing machine slowly worked marking our movements and responding...

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