Earth Notes: Weymouth Ambient (2020-08)

Updated 2024-04-04 11:36 GMT.
By Damon Hart-Davis.
Ambient soundscape from a week in Weymouth late in August: boats, beach, amusements, eating... #Weymouth #soundscape #fieldRecording
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This episode has no spoken commentary from me, it's just the ambience.

Weymouth sounds in the order recorded, mainly from on the first full day there, .

This one-week "UKation" aka "UK staycation" was in lieu of two others (with parents) and a likely beach fortnight in the south of France.

1335s "202008 Weymouth ambient boats beach amusements eating" (captions) Uploaded . Downloads:
Transcript...
[Ambient sounds from Weymouth UK, by the sea on the English south coast, in the holidays.]

Bonus Track

Travel by train to Weymouth:

388s "202008 Weymouth by train via Waterloo" Uploaded . Downloads:

The train-travel sequence was on 2020-08-24 from ~9am BST to ~11am, thus not all of the journey, but representative.

The case-with-tiny-wheels segment was actually from 2020-08-31 (~9am), on the way back to the station in Weymouth. Revoke my artistic licence!

Show Notes

All field recordings at 16-bit 48ksps FLAC on an Olympus LS-P4, handheld. (Thanks again Deniz for the loan!)

The source sounds (eg as FLACs) are too large to retain all of, but a few have been kept.

Waterloo train concourse, corona-quiet, about 9am on 2020-08-24:

64s "20200824 morning Waterloo station concourse" Uploaded . Downloads:

Small boats' rigging rattling in the wind, eg against hollow masts, like chimes:

42s "20200825 Weymouth boat rigging rattling against mast in breeze" Uploaded . Downloads:
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Gentle waves breaking on the beach:

24s "20200825 Weymouth beach gentle waves breaking" Uploaded . Downloads:

Excited children (and others!) playing on the beach:

64s "20200826 Weymouth beach children playing excited" Uploaded . Downloads:

Amusements (though less packed than usual) full of coin drops and electronic noises and kitcsh:

111s "20200825 Weymouth amusements" Uploaded . Downloads:

Music, air hockey:

109s "20200825 Weymouth amusements music air hockey" Uploaded . Downloads:

Electronic noises, maybe from gambling machines in over-18s section:

52s "20200825 Weymouth amusements electronic noises" Uploaded . Downloads:

Coins payout, from a jackpot or a change-giving machine:

3s "20200825 Weymouth amusements coins payout" Uploaded . Downloads:

Popular busy cafe, busier with Eat Out to Help Out government 50% discount:

74s "20200829 Weymouth cafe busy loud" Uploaded . Downloads:
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