October 31st, 2016

Ambience of the edge between Sand dunes and forest on a calm autumn Sunday morning in National Park ‘Loonse en Drunense Duinen’ in the Netherlands. Unedited track.
Drunense duinen (zand)
Starts with in the distance the church-bells of several surrounding churches calling to come to the service. In the forest (right-hand) some far ATB bikers chat some time. The dunes (left) are, except of some passing people, totally empty.
It’s a calm place. You have to run, bike, walk a while to come here. No cars allowed. Nice to hear the echo in the forest of the geese flying over me.

It was a wonderful morning. Welcome in audio here. Oh, and the picture. ;-)

About the area;
National park 'Loon and Drunen dunes' is a drift-dune area. It is formed in the last ice age. Polar winds blew large amounts of sand to the area. This national park is such a high sandy ridge. It is one of the most extensive sand dune areas of Western Europe. We call it ‘our Sahara desert’. The sand area is thirty square kilometers. It was not always an open sand structure. Formerly it was a primeval forest which was felled in the fourteenth century. There were extensive moors in its place. The wind was again barrel on the sand. Villages and lands came under the sand. And so it still is like that.

Come and have a look!

For technicians: the gain was +60 dB (max) to make this recording possible. That quiet it was.

Date/time: October 30th Sunday 2016, start 09.21 am

Weather: Wind NW 1bft, 9c, 1032 hPa, hum 90%, partly clouded and foggy. Mic pointed SE

Location; National Park Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (Holland), Europe, geotag: 51.6552 5.12799

Gear chain: Sennheiser mkh30/50 MS, in Rycote cyclone small, windjammer > Sound Devices 302 >Tascam dr-100 Mk2. Decoded Mid-side to STEREO

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    aifoon 1 year, 2 months ago

    Mesmerizing and beautiful distant bells. Love the way they almost drown in the rumble. Lovely details! Great work!

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