Saturday, May 5, 2012
On a recent trip to Port Macquarie on the mid-north coast of NSW, I took the opportunity to record the sounds of late night surf at Flynn's Beach.
On this piece, I've combined three different recordings, each taken from a slightly different position on the beach. One well behind the beach, one on a set of stairs leading down to the beach and one on teh sand just beyond the wash zone. I almost lost the recorder on one occasion when a freak wave washed much further up the beach than expected.
Port Macquarie is an interesting stretch of coastline with some distinctive beach structures and surrounding vegetation. Despite being heavily developed, there are some areas of native vegetation that has been protected. In particular, one of the last stands of subtropical rainforest on teh NSW coast. If you're in the area, drop by the Sea Acres Rainforest Cafe.