Dock noise.

@xFiacre (12587)
Ireland
February 21, 2024 2:33am CST
It’s gone two o’clock in the morning, a dark February morning, and dock noise is drifting up from the sea and through my open bedroom window on the still air. I hear the dragging of heavy chains, the chug of the night train, whistles, horns and sirens, trucks and the groan of cranes. All that’s missing is the shout of stevedores, but most things are mechanised so all that stevedores do now is press buttons. They have little reason to shout. But it’s all music to my ears, especially if a boat emits a blast on its fog horn. At around three, when the late/early ferry leaves everything will fall silent till breakfast.
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@Fleura (29065)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb
There's something nice about lying in bed and listening to other work going on : )
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@xFiacre (12587)
• Ireland
21 Feb
@fleura Oh yes! I used to love getting into bed after working the night shift and hearing people clip-clopping down the street in pouring rain going to work while I was drifting off the to sleep.
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@LadyDuck (456746)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
After a while you almost do not hear those familiar noises. They become part of your routine.
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@jstory07 (134085)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Feb
That sounds really nice. I hear the train all night on the tracks here.
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@JudyEv (324891)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Feb
Foghorns are such a melancholy sound. And noises travel at night it seems, more so than during the day.
@LindaOHio (154836)
• United States
22 Feb
We just have train noises. The train is quite far away; but the sounds carry to our house. After a while those sounds of the sea and land become second nature to us. Have a good day.
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