Walking 5:20-11pm #2 Entry 3

Today I wanted to do the full walking route even though it was raining. I debated the idea of bringing along an umbrella to shelter myself and also maybe create some unique sounds that I wouldn’t get on a sunny day (such as muffled rain). Bringing the umbrella, I walked up to IGA first. Getting the brunt of rain and wind blown into my face meant I had to look down for most of the walk. These conditions gave me a continuous source of sound that led me to focus on the rushing water on the footpaths, roads and drains that I saw on the way to the end of my walk. The sounds were louder then usual because the umbrella over my head was blocking out the rain so, as a result, I was able to focus more on the rushing water passing me every step of the way which in turn drowned out most other sounds I heard which I could have also focused on.

Walk 2 11pm

At this time it was still raining outside and still as heavy. I opted to again go up to IGA to see if I could hear anything man made in particular. Walking up there I tried to stay as near the trees as I could because I decided not to bring an umbrella this time to gain a difference in the sounds I heard on the way. Staying as near the trees as possible actually gave me a new source of animal sound in the form of a possum scurrying through branches and up the tree. Surprisingly I heard this exact sound more often then not on this particular walk. The usual ambient sound of crickets was absent from my hearing as well due to the heavy rain.

IMAG0074

Comments are closed.