While at Dudley I took the opportunity to go through Dudley Tunnel on the tour boat, not like any other as parts of it are open to the sky where the roof had collapsed years ago. The tunnel is too low for normal Narrowboats.
The museum is a wonderful place to visit, especially if you can arrive by boat and moor up right outside the canal entrance. We spent 2 days looking round in 2018 on our way down to Droitwich and could easily have spent another day there, if you have time click the link above.
From Dudley it’s another non-stop cruise to Wolverhampton and the flight of 22 locks down to Aldersley Junction. Our good friend and fellow boater Chris Steers kindly drove from Stoke to help us down the flight. They’re not difficult locks but an extra pair of hands make the passage far quicker. Thanks Chris.