38 thoughts on “#417 The sound of water lapping against a dock

  1. It sounds like ultra relaxation and beautiful days. It’s usually a full-on sensory experience: sounds, smells, sights …


  2. This is my absolute favourite sound in the world. All the craziness and stress of daily life seems so far away when all I can hear is the water.
    Hands down, without a doubt AWESOME!

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  3. One of my favourite sounds on the planet. Sometimes, I’ll be sitting on a dock, away from from everyone else hanging out, and someone asks if I’m okay…”I’m AWESOME, just sitting here listening to this soothing sound…” It is so very Zen.

  4. this is possibly my favorite post so far. reminds me of my grandparents cabin, which they sold :( still awesome though

  5. I believe the incomparable Otis Redding put it best, when he said:

    Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun
    I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come
    Watching the ships roll in
    And then I watch ’em roll away again, yeah

    I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
    Watching the tide roll away
    Ooo, I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
    Wastin’ time

    1. In my impatient youth, I remember thinking “Ugh. that sounds like the most boring thing to do on earth.” Nowadays, I cant think of anything I would rather be doing. Awesome song – thanks for posting it!

      1. omg, i was just thinking of this song, but couldnt figure out the name of it as i was looking at my motown cd’s. it is now on my car playing, and will probably be doing so for the whole week. awesome!

    2. One of my best friends can perfectly whistle the whistling part … I totally suck at whistling (like, I can whistle a whistle-esque noise, but no tune), so I’m jealous. It’s awesome. This is a great song :D

  6. I grew up with the Potomac River as my backyard. The sound of lapping water at high tide shaped an entire aesthetic for me. I went on to get a Ph.D. in poetry as a result. The lapping water seemed like a gesture from God. Poets who know the power of creeks, rivers, and oceans acknowledge what I once felt as a child.

  7. Another sound that’s right up there in terms of relaxing sounds is the sound of a babbling brook in a shady forest. We used to have a brook out back at my summer camp, so I always think of reading books in the shade in the afternoon when it was too hot to move. =)

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  9. I totally agree! Nothing could be better than the sound of the water against the dock while readng a great book on the boat!

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