Afloat on birdsong, hawthorn petals and young leaves
April 25, 2021

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Back where we belong. Under an old ash tree and a full April moon.
After nearly five months of restricted movements, we’re back home, out on the canal! Join us as we stop over at one of our most favourite places to tie up for the night. The sun is warm, the air is soft, and the moon is big. 

Journal entry:

“23rd April, Thursday.

Sitting up here on the roof of Erica
 I am surrounded by warmth and the sounds of life. 
 The water beneath my feet shifts in tessellating patterns of light;
 It is the taupey brown of old Morris Minors. 

There’s a slow easterly breeze that has the edge of freshness,
 But the afternoon sun is warm on my shoulders.
 I can feel the boat gently move beneath me – like something alive. 

Erica is back in her natural environment.” 


Episode Information

For some photographs and short videos – see the posts on Nighttime on Still Waters’ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

General Details

In the intro and the outro, Saint-Saen's The Swan is performed by Karr and Bernstein (1961) and available on CC at

Two-stroke narrowboat engine recorded by 'James2nd' on the River weaver, Cheshire. Uploaded on 23rd June 2018. Creative Commons Licence. 

Piano interludes composed and performed by Helen Ingram.

All other audio recorded on site. 

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