Here is another painting I have completed of Bass Lake. One of the cottages on the dune to the right is called Maalkopsvlei. The last time I was there someone explained that Bass Lake use to be called Maalkopsvlei. Apparently it was a marsh and the cattle used to get stuck in the mud until only their heads stuck out (a ‘kop’ is a head, a ‘vlei’ is a marsh and ‘Maal’ is – what? I am not sure – I thought it was a whirlpool). Anyone feel free to help out with this. Anyway the story continued that the locals filled the lake with sand so it is all much more shallow or something. Maybe I got the wrong end of the stick – I tend to get quite dopey in that place – it is like magic.