Life's Little Details: Knitting, Sewing, Green Living, Frugal Living and Cooking In A Little Corner of Southern French Countryside.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Vélo Rail: View From the "Train"

Originally uploaded by The Stitchin Sheep.
I've saved the amazing Larzac landscapes for last in this little series. This is the view from the track you ride on. What's great about this is that, unlike a real train, you can stop briefly to take a few snapshots of things you find interesting (although, this was a motion shot - my excuse for letting my strong ox of a husband do most of the peddling - we can't have fuzzy pictures!)

In case you're not familiar with the area, this is near where Roquefort cheese comes from. We even saw the world-famous José Bové out mending his fences. He's the French sheep farmer who was jailed for destroying a local McDonald's with a tractor as a statement against globalization. The McDonald's was rebuilt, but he became a household name in this country and many others. Apparently, the fame has not brought him fortune, because he seems to carry on his business of being a shepherd just the same.