Looking through the sights and sounds from my walk this week at The Waterside, Felindre, I find I am already looking forward to my next visit. On this walk I have focused on some of the details of the place, in particular the different effects of water, both in sight and sound.
It can be a challenge to keep seeing things afresh, but however familiar we become with a place or situation, the conditions are always different from day to day, both in our surroundings and in ourselves. Taking the opportunity to try and see and think about things from a different perspective, both the big picture and the details, can be very helpful and The waterside is one of the places, for me, where I can do this.
It is different to the many other places I walk because a visit to Sue and Steve in this small, secluded Welsh valley involves connection and conversation with others as well as observation and appreciation of the beautiful surroundings.
Walking is important to me for many reasons – one of which is free-thinking time and exploration of ideas. Creative conversation with others as a part of the exploration can be a helpful consolidation of thoughts or a chance to further explore alternative mental routes and this is one of the things I get from The Waterside and Collective Headspace.
A Watery Waterside Soundscape
I, too, enjoy my walks with familiar places, and having the luxury of noting the subtleties. With water, as you have demonstrated so well here, there is always diversity, because it moves and catches the light that is also ever-changing. A delightful post, Alastair.
Alastair – this captures The Waterside so beautifully. Even though I know the place so well, your painting with sound and light brings fresh dimensions to life – and makes me love it even more. Thank you. Sue
Thanks very much Sue, you are most welcome.