Such roads will, henceforth, be taken
Like so many, I make New Year's resolutions. I usually write them down in a notebook and, being on Christmas break, it seems that I will easily be able to find the time to keep said resolutions.
Then I go back to my teaching job and, well...you all know how these things go.
But in June 2015, I will have lived in Aveyron for 20 years. And yet there are so many roads, even close to my home, that I have never driven on, and so many villages I have never even set foot in.
So I do think that in 2015, I will be hitting the back roads of Aveyron more: all by my lonesome and off the beaten track.
Such roads may or may not be taken, for reasons I will explain below
In my area, though, it's a bit délicat to get too far off the beaten track. How can you know if a signpost is leading you to a "public" hamlet, or a farm that is private property?
As I have already found out, tiny roads like the one above, despite bearing a sign indicating they are leading "somewhere," often end up pretty much in the private courtyard between a farmer's house and his or her barns.
Oops. Quickly backing up and out can be a bit embarrassing when toute une famille is watching you suspiciously - and hopefully not taking down any license plate numbers.
Yet I will not be deterred.
Here's to exploring France's 5th largest département -- that would be in surface area, of course, not population -- in 2015!