San Blas, a
spit of land jutting into the Gulf of Mexico east of Panama City,
Florida ... between Port Saint Joe and Apalachicola. The day this
recording was made, the surf was moderate. The shoreline was
littered with shell shards which can be heard in the recording as the
waves wash ashore ... they sound at times almost like a wind chime as the shards are
tossed onto each other by the incoming waves. A nearly constant
sound is that of even smaller shards tumbling over each other and
bubbles rising from the soft white sand as it is washed over.
This is a 'white noise' type of sound that could be mistaken for tape
hiss ... except that there is no tape involved in this audio train and
the sound exists in reality. If you follow this sound you will
notice it does ebb and flow after the waves.
You'll also hear periodic 'claps' as waves collapse at the shoreline, sometimes creating a distinct thud! My equipment was located close to one of the wave's escape points, and a gurgling sound is heard occassionally as the water rushes back to the Gulf.
The recording is certainly a great sleep aid ... I've had trouble working on it without getting groggy. But, it exhibits impressive stereo imaging as well ... you could easily imagine yourself reclining at the beach.
This is an original nature sounds digital recording, recorded by me. It is from a high quality digital master made with some top notch equipment. You can listen to a brief sample in mp3 format here.
This recording is certainly a great sleep aid!
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