Started the long flight by catching a flight from Napier at 1545 and 31hrs later with stops in Auckland and Dubai we arrive in Manchester, midday 17th.Take a cab to a holiday let in New Mills, walk into town, do some banking, buy a ready meal from the supermarket, back to the let, eat and into bed.
Suns up about 0400, we are up about 0630. 0830 and we are walking down the towpath on a beautiful morning to see Molly Rose where we left her, 19 months ago, in the marina across the canal. She is looking a little untidy after so long but inside is dry and home to many a spider and a lot of dust. Some windows are left open for ventilation. Talk to the engineer who says she is ready to go. All good news. Time now to catch a bus and pick up a rental car. On the way back call into the near by Lyme Park, a National Trust estate to sample scones, jam & cream. Back to the boat to clean up, put back all the things we pack away each year. Getting fairly tired by tea time so it's Cod & Chips and an early night. So that is two ticks in boxes as we get back into our english traditions.