As you can probably guess from my theme, the beach is one of my most favorite places in the world. I just love listening to the waves while feeling the rays of warm sunshine.
Since the beach and its soothing sounds are a distant memory on these long winter days, I did a search in the iTunes store to see if I could find something to replicate sounds of the waves. Many of the apps I tried left much to be desired. You could often hear the track looping. Not good. Some would shut off when you switched to a different app. Not good either. I wanted something I could run in the background while multitasking.
Then I found Rain Rain for ios available in the iTunes store. I immediately fell in love. First of all, it’s free. Always a big plus! You can pay .99 to have the adds removed if you wish. Secondly, it has 20 different high-quality sounds. I’ve yet to hear the loop in any of them.
My new favorite is Crackling Fire. It makes me feel warm on those long, dreary, never-ending winter days we are experiencing. (Especially snuggled under some warm blankets with a cup of coffee.) I also like Harbor Seagulls and of course, Ocean Waves. There aren’t really any I don’t like. Except maybe Clothes Dryer. It reminds me of the unfolded clothes in my dryer.
Seriously, grab a pair of headphones and a bit of imagination and you can transport your mind to a relaxing place for a few minutes. I bet these sounds would also be great to go to sleep to -no need for a noise maker machine, this works perfectly!
If you’d like visual with the sounds, you might also want to check out YouTube for waves or fires. I was surprised to see the number of 3 hour or longer relaxing videos. Like I said earlier, I enjoy multitasking so I think I’ll stick with Rain Rain for now.