My walk this week is from the burrows and beach at Kenfig on the South Wales coast where, on a sunny Sunday, we heard the most beautiful sound of seaside larks rejoicing in the afternoon sunshine. Both they and the wonderful weather made for a very enjoyable walk through the dunes and down to the expansive beach and an ebb tide.
Heading first for Kenfig Pool, it seemed the water level was up from recent rain and to judge from the route we were forced to take to get to the beach, the recent storms had fulfilled their aim of dumping as much rain as possible in as short a time as possible. But on this day, along with the sky, the water was very blue.
Having eaten our sandwiches on the stony bank at the top of the beach, I started walking with difficulty over the stones, recording the sounds around me and taking some photos en route. At first the larks seemed distant but as I walked along the sand there were one or two that sounded as though they were right next to me – but I couldn’t see them!
Kenfig Beach Soundscape
Click the play button above and then the first image to listen and look through the features of my walk this week.