Jingle shingle, 2016
You hear all sorts of sounds along the river shore, depending on this and that.
It was very still, so a chance to try and record without the wind baffle. In Westcliff, just before Crowstone Avenue and Chalkwell, all along this stretch of pavement, you get onto the beach by a kind of platform that has a slipway to one side and steps the other. At the bottom of these steps was a patch of beach not covered by the high tide, which had just turned, the sea wall and a wooden dinghy rack which isn’t used.
There is the usual hiss and clack of the shingle but also a tinkling sound; that’s from empty cockle and mussel shells mixed in with the pebbles.
Recorded about 1.15am.