Commuting is often part of work commitments. This is true for artists as well as other professions. Clayton has been painting on a tiny Maine island nearby our island. There is no place to beech a motorboat, so our kayak became his vehicle. Each sunny morning Clayton would pack his tripod, stool and water bottle into the stern compartment of the kayak, and then strap onto the bow a dry bag with his painting kit with its paint and brushes. Off he would paddle to Crow Island, pictured just behind his uplifted paddle.