I moored Thursday afternoon at Aldersley Junction. I have now been up the flight 6 times, but I have never been down it. Yesterday I cast off at 9.15 and set off up the Wolverhampton lock flight.
On the way I had an altercation, at Lock 18, with a chap who let his dog shit on the towpath and refused to pick it up when I asked him. He threatened to give me a thumping if I didn't mind my own business. I reported him to the police.
Its amazing that people try to pick a fight with a chap holding a steel windlass.
I moored up above the top lock exactly 5 hours after I had started, at 2.15. Not a bad run considering I only opened one paddle on each lock all the way up (I had a bit of a scare a while back). However all locks were in my favour except the top one.