|Sommières railway station as it was.|
I am not particularly fond of the countryside through which it passes. At this time of the year the Languedoc is brown earth, brown grass and brown rock.
|Langlade railway station on the voie verte.|
But the ride was enjoyable despite this and the temperature in the low forties centigrade.
It has been superbly maintained by the local authority of the Gard département.
|Voie verte at Sommières.|
They were resurfacing parts of it with a dedication unseen in the UK. The surface was being skimmed off, the sublayer scarified and then tarmac laid and rolled. To protect the edges the verges were being raised with topsoil.
If we did this to our roads instead of throwing a handful of chippings onto a smear of tar then perhaps they would last longer.