After quite a late night, I had breakfast in my hotel in Manchester, and managed to fit in some canal spotting on the way back to Piccadilly station: a couple locks on the Rochdale Canal alongside Canal Street.
The train journey home was an hour longer than the way up, because engineering works meant a couple of diversions were necessary. There are plenty of canals to spot along the way. I got back to the boat early afternoon, and as it was a lovely sunny day I walked down to the Wolverton Aqueduct and back, helping a boat up Cosgrove Lock on the way — the same boat which was coming out of the River Tove and had to wait while I turned round the other day.
Back at the marina, one of the female ducks is trying to fend off the attentions of one of the males. This involves a great deal of loud quacking, and thundering up and down on the roof, before moving on to next door.
Back to work tomorrow.