My walk this week is along the western riverbank of the Tawe. The starting point is under the bridge at Morfa where the heart of Copperopolis used to be back in the 18th and 19th centuries.
There wouldn’t have been a concrete bridge in those days of course, but I like the patterns and colours to be seen there and I enjoyed them along the riverbank and on the water’s surface as well.
On the eastern side of the river you can walk through the woods down to Swansea’s Maritime Quarter but on this side the path is not maintained and is blocked not far along from the old Hafod Copper Works which are currently being restored.
The sounds too are of interest – the urban ambience has its own subtleties and layers to be listened to with some being more obvious than others.
River Tawe Soundscape
The sounds I enjoyed the most were those under the bridge as traffic crossed expansion joints and the more natural sounds of water as a canoeist paddled up the river producing a beautiful fan of ripples as he went.
Click the play button above and then the first image to listen and look through the features of my walk this week.