My walk this week looks back at a walk on the North Gower coast and the expansive and beautiful salt marshes of the Loughor Estuary. The walk was originally taken as part of the “Taste of Gower” project in 2015.
Sheep graze the marsh grass and herbs from day to day and when the tides cover the the greenery, they move on and off the marshes via “causeways” such as the one above.
The sense of space and the distortion of perspective gives the place a strange, unreal feeling. Distance is difficult to judge and I suspect you would need to be careful of the incoming tide if unused to the area.
North Gower Soundscape
The soundscape starts with one of my favourite sounds – a gate as I’m sure many of you know by now! This is followed by sheep but the gates keep making their audio appearance throughout and after the sheep the aural textures open out like the salt marsh and the wind makes an appearance as it blows across the coarse herbs and grasses of the open landscape.
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