first loaf of sour dough

my first loaf of sour dough was not a success. the texture is too dense for my liking and there isn't much flavour. i think i'm going to try a mix of rye and wholewheat flour for my starter and make a much wetter dough next time. i'll also use white flour rather than wholemeal for the loaf itself.

the crust was good though and the slits i cut on the top opened evenly as it cooked which means it was evenly kneaded.