April 18th, 2020

Ambience of very calm echoing city marina Heusden Netherlands during corona crisis.
Stadshaven Heusden
A resident of the inner city marina told me that the ambient sound now resembles that of an early winter morning. I heard the fish jump, he told me. Normally, at 10 o'clock in the morning, people would already be drinking coffee on their boat. The catering would be supplied with trucks. I don't know what I'm going through.
I tell him that I will also capture this morning for him.

It is indeed very quiet. Only after seven minutes a living soul makes itself heard. I have been here at five in the summer and it was so quiet. The city carillon now tingles friendly. Here in the corner of the harbor it is windless and it is already getting warm. A coot, singing and chattering starlings, a Turkish turtledove and wood pigeon. The birds are more prominent than ever before.

Date/time: April 15th 2020, start 10:07 am

Weather: 9c, Sunny, wind S 2 bft with gusts to 14 km/h, 1026 hPa, humidity 55%.

Location; Stadshaven near Oude Herptse Poort, Heusden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (Holland), Europe. GPS 51.73528 5.13684

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