Off from Toulouse along the last few km of the Canal du Midi heading west on a beautiful morning. The first few ecluses through Toulouse central are centrally controlled so mind in neutral, waving to the commuters at the Gare du Central.
Montech has a Pente d'eau for peniches paralleling the chain of five locks (built in 1974) - we never saw it in action so still don't really know quite how it works.
We decided against an overnight stop on this prison pontoon.
Then into Castelsarrasin on a Thursday in time for the market - one of the biggest and most active we have seen. A nice little port and at 5€ a night good value.
|Port St Sauveur|
|Toulouse at night - almost upright|
|Pommies invading the world|