Volker Widmann <> wrote:
> I also envy you for your great American soundscapes, your wide open
> spaces. You might not know, but here in central Europe there is
> almost no way of escaping man made noise. We do not have any
> wilderness left.
Hmm.. Germany must be better than the Netherlands in that regard,
and even here there are still some areas where the government
deliberately stays out of nature's way. Of course, then you'll
often have planes to bother you with their sound, but
not always and not everywhere.
Also, in the heart of France it's already starting to get
pretty easy to escape man made noise. My mother moved there,
and it can be VERY quiet where she lives. Just move away
from roads and you're in peaceful nature, sometimes wilderness.
When we go further South, to the area where my father lives
( http://foto.jult.nl/LotStLaurent.jpg )
it's easy to step on grounds that have never been touched by humans
and you're not bothered by planes or cars if you're lucky.
Of course population is at fault, I mean, the NL has 470
people per square km, France 108, Denmark 123, Canada has 3,
and the USA only 28 per sq.km. Roughly calculated from:
> If so we might some time organize THE EUROPEAN
> NATURE RECORDISTS BRANCH CAMPOUT.
Yes, count me as interested. ;-)