The first thing I did was to add the back scene as I usually end up doing this last and then not being happy with it or the process. It is a piece of Gaugemaster sky paper which was left over from Arnold Lane Wharf.
Next job was to paint the abutments with their base colour and then a muddy/sandy colour for the river bank. It is supposed to be tidal here and so the boat will be left high and dry even when there is water in place.
Bridge in place and murky green/black water course
Last of all I've added some basic greenery to join the land to the sky. It needs some tidal marks and some water now but I reckon I'll be able to do those with the bridge installed so if the old back keeps getting better and I survive the weekend it might be time for some track... and a signal.