Whilst on holiday in Lochcarron in January 2007, we stayed in Seabank Cottage which is right on the shore of the loch. One morning my husband, John, brought me up my usual early-morning cuppa and told me very excitedly that the tide was in and that the waves were splashing against the kitchen window. We spent most mornings that holiday watching the tide come in and go out, feeling all warm and snug inside with our cuppas. Poppy, our Border Collie, would jump up on the window sill and watch it with us, barking at any seagull which dared to come too close. At about 5 o'clock the sun would illuminate the glen over at Attadale, turning it a rich red/gold colour. At first I could not believe the striking colours. I have tried to capture this scene in my painting.