Footsteps in the Sand

Rhosilli Bay, at the end of the Gower Peninsula, is a great place to walk. The cliffs above the bay extend out to the Worm’s Head and can get busy on a weekend if the weather is good. The bay, however, like many of the large beaches on the South Wales coast, has the space to cope with a good number of visitors and not feel in the least crowded.

As with any beach, the patterns and textures in the sand change with different conditions and the shells, stones and rivulets underfoot create a range of sounds that all have the aural backdrop of the waves and the wind. The colourful rock of the cliffs (see yesterday’s post) reflect and amplify the sound of the sea but walking away from them allows the nuances of the crunch of tiny shells or the squish of soft wet sand to come through.

And above all that, the birds. Walking back up the cliff, even the smallest of birds can make themselves heard against the sound of the bay. You will need to watch the video at the end of this post to hear and see it all.

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Rhosilli Rivulets

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Patterns in Rock

Having included this week’s featured video on yesterday’s post, I thought I would post some of the images from it.

The full video can be seen on this post if anyone cares to look – it’s one for the Autumn.

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The Sound of Snow – “Forest Walk – Winter”

This last post on my StillWalks video from a previous winter features a sound that we don’t often hear in the part of South Wales where I live. The sound of footsteps in deep, dry snow is quite different to that which is made by footsteps in wet snow which is slightly more common here.

I cannot vouch for the accuracy of that old adage about the Inuits having fifty words for snow but I do know that whatever the state of the snow under your feet, the sound your footsteps make in it will be different, and I suspect this range extends at least as far as fifty!

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Shore Walk – The Sights and Sounds of Galloway, Scotland

Click the image below to play the StillWalks video, “Shore Walk”. This is a low resolution sample video. The video features the sights and sounds of a walk along a section of the Galloway coast in SW Scotland. Both images and sounds are unique to the time and place of the walk.

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Buy now to download and enjoy full length and high quality. Please complete the form on the Buy Now page to buy this video and other Summer StillWalks. Please also read the Purchases notice below the form.

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When is a video not a video?

When it’s a DVD! It seems some people have been confused as to what they will get if they click the buy now button to get a StillWalks video. The lesson to me – never make assumptions!

If you buy a video or videos on StillWalks, you will be sent a link to allow you to download and play those videos on your computer or mobile device.

You will only receive a DVD (containing eight StillWalk videos) if you click to buy one of the DVD collections.

The sample video below is “City Walk” and takes place on Boxing Day in Belfast in Northern Ireland. Click the Buy Now button to go direct to the list of StillWalks in Winter and select it and/or any others you would like. Don’t forget to also select the size you would like for each StillWalks video.

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A frosty walk through Belfast, Northern Ireland on Boxing Day. This is a low resolution 2:30 minute sample of this StillWalks video. The full video is 5:38 minutes and is best viewed in high definition (HD).

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Buy now to download and enjoy full length and high quality. Please complete the form on the Buy Now page to buy this video and other Winter StillWalks. Please also read the Purchases notice below the form.

A New Dawn

I am going to ask you a favour but first, for the sake of the title of this post I am including an image of the dawn I watched on Saturday morning at the start of a StillWalks production day – I might even call the finished video “Dawn Walk”.

The favour? Please buy a StillWalk video. It will only cost you a couple of pounds / dollars / Euros and I need to test the system and get some feedback.

I have changed all the StillWalks on this website to low resolution, sample length videos and added a “Buy now” facility to enable purchase of the full length, high definition versions. Visit the Walks pages and follow the simple instructions to buy now.

Why do it like this? Last year I had an unpleasant and very costly experience with the original StillWalks automated shop facility. This way, I have complete control of it – at least until I have arranged for a new automated shop, which will only happen if I sell some videos in the first place.

Other things have changed on the website too. Please take a look around and see what you think. The design is the same but some of the content has changed.

Thanks very much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy what you see (and hear).

Troserch Dawn

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