It took me a long time to find a view I wanted to sketch. Maybe there were just too many options or maybe it was the fact that when you sat down the guard rail aligned with your eye level. I ended up standing to sketch the view I liked. What drew me to this view were the colorful big flags on a couple of sail boats and the fog that had settled in, creating interesting atmospheric perspective. Of course by the time I finished the sketch the fog had lifted so when painting the sketch I could add the color of the sky and a lot more masts seem to fill the background.