One day till Christmas and we are up in Noosa for a couple of weeks. The year is nearly done and its great to get out of Melbourne for a while. We are staying with Anna’s mum in her lovely house, and its great to see Oscar the cat again. This time there is a new member of the family as Anna’s mum is helping to train a guide dog puppy so we have Dotti the Golden Retriever as well. I am going to make sure I record some sounds from Dotti as she is lively happy dog and I am sure I can get her to bark for me. While on the subject of animals I have also recorded one of my other favourite sounds from Noosa. In this area it is common to find Geckos living around people houses. Geckos are small lizards with sticky pads on their feet that allow them to walk up walls and upside down on ceilings. They are really cute and are super helpful because they eat insects. They also make a really cute chirping sound when they talk to each other. I really like the sound they make and its one of the things that reminds me how much I like living in an area with natural animal sounds like birds and insects. Sadly where we live in Melbourne all we get is traffic noise. Hopefully sometime soon we will be able to move back to somewhere with less traffic and more nature.
Stephan Schütze has been recording sounds for over twenty years. This journal logs his thoughts and experiences