On the way, I had a look at the new bridge, which is now in place. I hadn't realised the new bridge was nearer the end of the arm than the old one.
It's made of fingers which each have a weight on the end, and it opens like a fan.
I found Bob on the towpath chatting to some of the neighbours, but June had had to go home with Jimmy the dog. Later we were joined by Graham from Autumn Years; Carolann had also taken the opportunity to pop home. I ended up staying much longer than I'd expected. Bob made a lovely salad lunch, and the conversation flowed. All in all, a very nice day.