A half hour cruise from Aston Science Park and an hour and a half up the Farmers Bridge flight of 13 locks saw us tied up in Cambrian Wharf by 2pm.
The journey was made much easier as all the locks were in our favour and our friends, David and Elaine were helping us too.
As we left the top lock a 70 foot (I'm guessing) hire boat arrived from Alvechurch. This was the first lock they had encountered, and they had absolutely no idea. Elaine helped them through the lock, and I imagine by lock 13, they had learned considerably more than when we saw them.
Tonight dinner in Brindley Place, and then a few days going nowhere. We can let our muscles and bones recover a bit.