Afloat on birdsong, hawthorn petals and young leaves
Nov. 14, 2021

Episode Out of Time

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Against all odds, this episode comes a little out of time! Events have conspired resulting in a slightly truncated episode recorded in the afternoon!! Nevertheless, duck chatter and babies (with a little help from John Moriarty) help us to find a path through the tangled thickets that many of us are possibly facing. 

Journal entry:

“10th November, Wednesday

A light mist, like smoke, has begun to sweep down the hill turning fields and woods to smudgy greys. Scattered across the gentle curve of the hills blurred sheep graze, like clumsily erased pencilled mistakes.

Dry leaves rattle. 
 This morning, Penny and I walked beneath a cave of stars 
 and now I see the sun.”                

Episode Information

In this episode I refer to the Jo and Vic’s vlog Holly – The Café Boat. The episode featuring the arrival of baby William is ‘The Next Episode.’

I also read several passages from John Moriarty’s (2007) What the Curlew Said: Nostos continued published by Lilliput Press. 

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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