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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.
“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.”
In the intro and the outro, Saint-Saen's The Swan is performed by Karr and Bernstein (1961) and available on CC at archive.org.
Two-stroke narrowboat engine recorded by 'James2nd' on the River weaver, Cheshire. Uploaded to Freesound.org on 23rd June 2018. Creative Commons Licence.
Piano interludes composed and performed by Helen Ingram.
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