midicanalCesse lock on the Junction canal

The Cesse lock on the Junction canal

The Cesse lock-keeper's house on the Junction canal

The Cesse lock on the Junction canal

Cesse lock is the first of six locks as you head down the "Junction Canal" towards Sallèles d'Aude from the Canal du Midi.

The distance plaque on the lock-keeper's house, Écluse de Cesse

The sign, in carved stone, gives the distance to the next lock and to the long pound "Le Grand Bief" (54kms of lock-free canal) the original name being "La Grande Retenue" of the Midi Canal.

the lock & cottageChange between the two picturesthe lower exit

(and of course Hélène, as usual since I took the camera with me when I went out with her for morning walks.)

Malcolm Beeson

 

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