Monday, November 15, 2010
Whilst Cam was in Western Austalia to play the Two Lakes launch show in Fremantle we spent an evening recording around my home at Myalup Beach. Myalup Beach is hit with onshore south westerly winds straight off the Indian Ocean for most of the year. In the summer months, the south westerly brings a welcome respite from the heat, cooling down the land mass in the afternoons. In the winter months, the prevailing wind heralds cold fronts from deep in the southern Indian ocean. These systems bring rain, storms and tidal surges.
As a result of the prevailing south westerly, the dunes on Myalup beach are heavily eroded. Myalup is a popular summer holiday spot where people drive 4WD vehicles onto the beach and located nearby is Western Australia's second water desalination plant. These pressures are also adding to beach erosion. Local government and community groups are trying to prevent the damage by fencing off the dunes and preventing access to the most eroded areas. The photo above shows a section of the run down fence.
This recording was taken inside a plastic pylon used to delineate the swimming section of the beach. The pylon acted as a wind shelter and helped prevent the bass frequencies from overloading the microphone as is the case in most wind recordings.
Myalup Wind blogmix by Matt Rösner