For many, being on holiday is about doing what you want, being away from home, exploring somewhere new and looking at the beauty around you. How wonderful if you are a gifted artist and can capture your holiday on paper. We have had many poems and photographs, but today I was sent these beautiful sketches of our stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Our resent hirer, Barry Herniman, has shared his sketchbook paintings that he made whilst aboard Moonshine in August. He has completely captured that relaxed feel you only get on the canal. A slowed down pace to enjoy just being where you are.

Unfortunately there was a little more rain that Barry had hoped for, but I’m so glad it dried up enough for him to capture his holiday in watercolour. Thanks Barry. You can explore more of his work on his website Next time, can I come with you to the Algarve on one of your painting holidays?