Welcome to the inland waterways!

Hello! My name’s David Johns. In 2015, I quit my job in local television news, sold my house and went to live on a narrowboat, cruising around the canals of England. I documented my time aboard in video and now make films about canal life. On this website I have the complete collection of those videos plus pages of information to help you in your canal journey whether for holiday or living aboard. Welcome along!

Click below for my latest videos or use the menus above to find what you’re after.

  • Vlog 339: Sweet Music
    The Evesham River Festival was held on Saturday July 13th and within it was a gathering of the Russell Newbery Register. I went along to find out why people love these engines so much – and to have a browse around the rest of the festival.
  • Vlog 338: Tixall the Boxes
    I visit a rather splendid canal narrowboat which has just been bought after sitting in a marina for three years. It’s new owner, Matthew, is a specialist and enthusiast in the systems on board.
  • Vlog 337: Wet T-Shirt
    Having brought the boat out of water for refurbishment, it first needed a really good shower to get some of the long-standing muck off. It’s still a bit mucky in places but it was a good start.