'By badger light and lantern's sigh, and lonely flies the vixen's cry...'
Nighttime on Still Waters

Nighttime on Still Waters

This is the Narrowboat 'Erica' narrowcasting into the night from somewhere on Britain's canals and waterways.
A podcast that gently explores life afloat (and on land), the elements, nature, and, most of all, the beauties of the night.
Perfect night-time listening.

Recent Episodes


Rainy town (as darkness falls)

Nov. 27, 2022

Tonight, we enjoy the special beauties of a rainy town in central England as darkness begins to fall, listen to Thomas Merton on city rain, and spend awhile at a window seat in a small café and create for while our own versi…

Boat Life History (Canals)

Stories are for listening: Blisworth Tunnel (Ian Douglas)

Nov. 20, 2022

As the nights draw in and the cosy glow of a fire gets evermore inviting, it is the perfect time to share stories. It is not surprising that ghost stories have an enduring appeal. Many stories of the canal feature them. Ghos…

Philosophy/reflective Natural World (Birds)

Of cormorants and graduands

Nov. 13, 2022

This week saw the return of the cormorant which prompts a visit to Ernest Ingersoll to find out why they have no voice. A fairly severe reaction to the Covid jab meant that I missed attending this year’s graduation ceremony …

Natural World (General) Philosophy/reflective History (Personal)

Today I held back time

Oct. 30, 2022

This weekend the clocks change (in the UK). These small markers in our calendars can touch us in deep ways. Join me tonight as we stop the clock, step out of time, and savour together the unspent, untouched hour as the world…

Soundscapes, History (Personal)

'By badger light and lantern's sigh' (Magickry)

Oct. 22, 2022

Tonight, as the evenings draw in and autumn takes a firmer hold of towpath and fields, let's gather close beside a woodland campfire for some unabashed romanticism. For life teaches us two things: 1. Romance does the heart g…

Natural World (General) Philosophy/reflective Natural World (Flora)

Autumn colours the tattered garments of summer

Oct. 16, 2022

The colours of autumn this year promise to be spectacular and the towpaths are being transformed by the brush of autumn’s artistry. Join us tonight as we drink in some of the sights and ponder why this season can evoke such …