Tasha & Kiri's Winter En France travel blog

beaucoup des agneaux

Kiri with lamb

Vera et son troupeau

les bergeres

Tasha and Kiri freezing in the cold wind of the Langedoc plateau

Our trip from Aix to here was interrupted by a car which went under another train on the same line... requiring our train to wait for three hours, after which we were loaded on a bus to Montpellier. We took a hotel room there since it was already after midnight. Fortunately, I'd been able to contact Vera, our next WWOOF host, to let her know we would not arrive until the next day.

We continued on to Narbonne and Port-la-Nouvelle, where Vera collected us and brought us to our new home here in Roquefort-des-Corbieres at the edge of the Languedoc "garriques" - the dry, rocky uplands at the foothills of the eastern Pyrenees.

We were quickly introduced to the life of the "bergers" = shepherds. What fun! Kiri is ecstatic that there are so many little lambs in this flock of >200 sheep. There are also four children in the family, with Kirianne fitting in the middle. And Vera is a huge fan of anything Northern Canadian!

Which is what the weather is feeling like! There is a malevolent wind blowing constantly, sweeping across the garrigues like a tundra blizzard. Okay, it's not hardly below freezing on the thermometer, but the wind chill is "tres fort"! The forecast predicts it to continue for the whole week!

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