On leaving Cormatin late this afternoon we came to a sudden halt as we met these goats being herded along the road by the farmer on his bike. We are not unused to the sight of goats as this area is famous for its goats cheese but it is not often we see them going for a walk.
It’s more usual to come across herds of cattle on the road. Once we met a herd of Charolais late at night going through the village. There was a whole family, the bull and his cows and calves, calmly walking down the road to Cluny. For me this was quite an event so I roused our neighbour and gabbled incoherently to ask him to ring the farmer. Since then I have often seen cows out on the road but nobody is bothered as they seem to find their own way back.
So be warned, don’t drive too fast around here as you never know what you might meet just around the bend!