Imagine relaxing on
the front porch of your beach cottage at sunset, as a couple
thunderstorms move through. With this soundscape you won't have
to use much imagination! This recording is a mix down of two of
my other recordings, Cape San Blas
Surf and Ultimate
Thunderstorm , both available separately on this site.
Cape San Blas is a spit of land jutting into the Gulf of Mexico east of Panama City, Florida ... between Port Saint Joe and Apalachicola. The day the recording was made, the surf was moderate. The shoreline was littered with shell shards which can be heard in the recording as waves wash ashore ... they sound at times almost like a wind chime as the shards are tossed onto each other by the incoming waves. A nearly constant sound is that of even smaller shards tumbling over each other and bubbles rising from the soft white sand as it is washed over. This is a 'white noise' type of sound that could be mistaken for tape hiss ... except that there is no tape involved in this audio train and the sound exists in reality. If you follow this sound you will notice it does ebb and flow after the waves.
You'll also hear periodic 'claps' as waves collapse at the shoreline, sometimes creating a distinct thud! This is a very detailed recording ... the thunder ranges from distant low rumbles to the sharp explosive crack of a near strike!
I've created a more mellow version of this recording, where I've modified the thunderstorm track to tame down some of the most wall jarring cracks of thunder. It is also available on this site under the name Mellow Beach Storm.
This is an original nature sounds digital recording, recorded by me. It is 73 minutes long. Listen to a brief sample in mp3 format here.
This recording is
protected by copyright.