Sep. 5, 2022 – A much easier day today even though we traveled a greater distance than yesterday. The reason being – There were only six locks today, and three of them were very close together. After yesterday we needed an easy day!!
The canal as it enters Carcassonne is through a deep cut. Originally the city fathers did not want the canal to pass through the city so it was routed around it. Once the city fathers realized the economic impact they were losing out on, this huge cut was made and the canal rerouted through town.