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  • Day23

    Auf den Spuren Napoleons

    August 28, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Heute ging es in Ajaccio am Strand gemütlich Sonne tanken aber vorher gab es bei einer Stadtbesichtigung noch etwas geschichtlichen Input zu Napoleon Bonaparte, der hier geboren wurde.

  • Day14

    Shopping Tour in Ajaccio

    April 16, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Heute waren wir in Ajaccio auf Korsika einkaufen, da wir keine Material Bestellung bekommen haben. Eine Stunde später kamen wir mit 436 DIN A3 Bögen Pappe und 20 Scheren wieder an Bord 😂🥳
    Außerdem haben wir einen Piratenmäßigen Süßigkeitenshop gefunden und uns Tüten gefüllt für 8€, aber allein das Flair dort hat sich gelohnt!
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  • Day218


    October 28, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    We arrived in Ajaccio around 16:00 after an extended lunch stop on the southern edge of the gulf where we tried to clean the hull of some the slime that had built over over the summer on the river. We had tried to book a berth at both of the marinas using the Corsican booking-site, emails and telephone but had received no responses and could raise anyone on the VHF either. Umm well we headed to the innermost marina and went in for a look around, the pilot book said visitors should take Beth’s on the port side on entry, this was full of motorboats. We tied up on the fuel dock and a shot over to the capitainerie, closed on sundays! We headed out slowly looking at the empty berths most had ropes in place but we noticed one between the motorboats that was vacant and as it was now nearly 17:00 we decided to risk it. It wasn’t until 19:00 that a very polite man on a bike asked us to move as we were in a private marina and the spot we were booked in was reserved with the boat due to arrive shortly. We had our tea in the oven so switched on the gennie and prepared to leave. Oh sorry said the man it’s OK you can stay the other boat has called to say they are not coming after all. Great news so we got a free night. The next morning we telephoned the other marina and they had a place immediately, so we headed around, moored, paid showered coffeed and still managed to catch the 11:00 train to Corte. Corte is in the middle of the island almost surrounded by mountains ⛰. The train ride was great, high and winding and Corte very interesting, it has the only inland Citadelle on Corsica the other 12 are on the coast. I took a dip in the river in the Restonica Valley, we were only able to do a short walk around the town due to time and access restrictions but we had a wonderful people watching lunch. On the walk we passed random Mausoleums (private tombs) very odd.Read more

  • Day15

    We're so bad at rest days

    June 1, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Today, we left Bavella to make our way to the coast for a small crag right by the ocean. Mareike had seen it in our climbing guidebook and immediately loved the look of the climbs as well as the setting. Since there are just a few climbs and only two of them within our skill level, it was going to be an easy day with plenty of time to rest and enjoy the scenery. So far the theory :)

    We got there mid-day and immediately loved it. The climbing was mostly crack climbing. It looked super fun and hard at the same time, so we decided to set up a toprope (Leo was able to hike from the other side of the climb). Since the falls in toprope are so much shorter than on a lead climb, it is a lot less scary to do hard moves and makes climbing a lot easier mentally.

    Yet, this kind of climbing was totally new to Mareike - a lot of jamming your feet and hands in the crack and moving up one move at a time. She (and Leo from below) really had to push herself to trust those moves and keep climbing. So much fun to figure it out! She ended up climbing the harder climb three times and got more "graceful" each time :)

    Feeling great and well protected, we decided to venture out of our climbing comfort zone and try a 6a+ route, two levels above our hardest climb so far. It was a super challenging start but once Leo figured it out, he sent the route! Trying all sorts of moves for this hard route, we had totally lost track of time and realized the sun was setting already - what a full day of climbing fun! And we realized that we also finally learned what it means to run out of skin on our fingers ;)

    Since it was so late and we were tired, we decided to stay in a Bed and Breakfast. Such a good decision! It was an apatment attached to a lovely house up in the countryside. The owners Claude and Marie-France were the best, most friendly hosts and we had a few nice conversations in Mareike's broken French :)
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  • Day35

    Changement de direction : la Corse

    September 12 in France ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Après un long périple en train jusqu'à Toulon (presque 17h en prenant compte du retard bien sûr...) et une escale de 3h dans notre ville adorée "Lyon", direction la Corse par ferry.
    Départ 22h30 de Toulon et arrivée à 7h à Ajaccio sous un magnifique levé de soleil, après une remarquable nuit sur le parquet du bateau 🚢...
    Petit passage à l'aéroport pour récupérer 2 auto-stopeurs Bretons (parents de Cécile) et direction le village de Piana pour une petite semaine qui s'annonce pleine de surprises pour les yeux. 😃
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  • Day11

    Ajaccio - die "richtige" Hauptstadt

    September 15 in France ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Nachdem wir bereits die "heimliche" (Corte) und kurioseste (König Theodors Cervione) Hauptstadt besucht hatten, sollte natürlich die echte Hauptstadt nicht fehlen. Ajaccio ist einen Besuch wert. Es lässt sich in der Hafenstadt sehr angenehm flanieren (landschaftsbedingt gibt es kaum Steigungen), viel Kultur (z.B. beherbergt das Musée Fesch nach dem Louvre die größte Sammlung italienischer Meister in Frankreich) und natürlich Geschichte. Napoleon Bonaparte ist allgegenwärtig, immerhin ist er hier geboren. Nicht zuletzt wurden wir hier bezüglich der Yuna-Mitbringsel mehrfach fündig ;-) Wir ließen während unseres 3 - stündigen Kurzbesuchs die freundliche entspannte Atmosphäre Ajaccios auf uns wirken und die Sehenswürdigkeiten an uns vorüberziehen. Definitiv kann man sich hier auch länger aufhalten. In den Kommentaren zu den Fotos geben wir noch ein paar Erläuterungen.Read more

  • Day10

    Ajaccio auf Korsika

    October 23, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 31 °C

    Die Einfahrt in den Hafen von Ajaccio auf Korsika war begleitet von starkem, aber sehr warmem Wind und einem relativ wolkenreichen Himmel.
    Wir sind dann zu Fuß über einen Markt in Hafennähe geschlendert, wo es jede Menge typisch korsische Köstlichkeiten gab.
    Dann noch etwas durch die Altstadt an einen Sandstrand in Hafennähe.
    Man findet hier überall natürlich Spuren von Napoleon und in Hafennähe typisch französische Hafenlokale.
    Heute Abend droht etwas Regen und vor allem heftiger Wind und Windböen von 10m/s. 🌊Das macht Hoffnung auf leere Tische in den Restaurants und am Buffett heute Abend...😂😊.
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