Fog for Christmas, 2016
The sixth day of Christmas gave us fog. By chance I heard a fog horn when looking out of the window just to see how foggy it was.
The first part is from Elm Road, a bit away from the noise of London Road, then continued to try and get a bit nearer; it sounded like it was off Leigh. Up towards The Broadway it was actually a bit fainter. I thought the wharves in Leigh would be a good bet, but not really, not as loud as Elm Road. It seemed to be coming from the west, so I set off towards the station.
The second part was recorded while settled on the path behind Leigh Station, along the creek to Two Tree Island. On the night you could hear ferries coming and going, sea birds, ducks and geese and the pier fog horn faintly. In the recording you hear the ship’s fog horn (not sure which one, online the only one anchored was the dredger Arco Beck but that was off Southend), a train arrives, a couple of cars pass behind (hot hatches, the kind that young Essex man and woman pootle about in, no reason for any other type of car to be down there at that time of night as you only end up on Two Tree Island), and the train departs towards Chalkwell.
I did go towards Chalkwell, but it seemed to be fainter, and as the tide was just turning the waves were making a lot of noise.
Recorded at around about 1am.