I wondered when Dominic Robb first realised she had not been scrapped. Maybe taking a walk from Dartmouth; crossing the Upper Ferry to come back down to Kingswear by Hoo Down and Waterhead Creek; perhaps somewhere on route he saw her. I now know he saw a new wheelhouse, and fresh paint. Some time must have elapsed. New wheel houses do not get built overnight. And this one came all way from Stockport. Perhaps he already knew she'd been moved and when he saw her it was no surprise. Perhaps.

But whatever the circumstances and however it happened a lot of people were happy for Compton Castle, even Ray Demelweek.