ExCel Exhibition Centre during the London Boat Show sometimes is packed with boats too large to be within even its cavernous halls.
But not this time, where the quayside was empty and the water looked grey and cold.
On the far side was the derelict building, the soon to be developed Millennium Mills (see inside with this Londonist video). In front there was the familiar sight of the SS Robin, which still seems to be about to be ready, but not quite.
The waters were still and the clouds spat rain down in the dusk:
It was time to go home.