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Corsica

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  • Day33

    Canyoning im kristallklaren Bergbach

    September 7 in France ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Am gestrigen Seetag gab es das erste Mal richtig Seegang mit 6 m hohen Wellen. Alle liefen wie betrunken über die Gänge. Bislang hat man wirklich gar nicht gemerkt, dass man auf einem Böötchen ist aber gestern war es schon heftig. Selbst bei der Präsentation im Theater schwankte die Leinwand und wir mussten uns teilweise am Tisch auf der Bühne festhalten. War aber witzig. 🤣

    Leider hab ich mich gestern früh irgendwie verhoben, so dass ich kaum gerade stehen konnte aber das fiel aufgrund des eh recht seltsam anmutenden Ganges glücklicherweise nicht auf. 😉 Blöd nur, dass ich für den Folgetag, also heute, ausgerechnet den Ausflug bekommen habe, auf den ich von Anfang an scharf bin: Canyoning. Das macht sich mit Hexenschuss natürlich sehr gut. 🥺 Aber es stand selbstverständlich außer Frage den Ausflug zu switchen. Und siehe da, nach dem Abenteuer fühl ich mich wie neu geboren.
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  • Day50

    Die Prunelli-Schlucht

    September 24 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Heute ging es ein vorletztes Mal nach Korsika. Ich durfte mit den Gästen die korsische Landschaft entdecken und endlich gab es auch mal eine Verköstigung. 😆 Hatte ja schon fast Entzugserscheinungen bekommen. 😁 Es gab Korsische Spezialitäten wie Schafskäse mit Feigenmarmelade, Schinken aller Art und süßes Gebäck durfte selbstverständlich auch nicht fehlen. 😉Read more

  • Day48

    Best ride ever

    June 28 in France ⋅ ☀️ 84 °F

    I'm writing this sitting on the ferry waiting to sail to Toulon. I have my name on the waiting list for a cabin, I said I'm happy to share with a jolly femme failing that I'll find a seat somewhere.
    Last night I planned a ride that would take me north then across to the coast then down to the ferry terminal to catch this get to Toulon Southern France. It's an 11 hour crossing. The ride was around 200km but would take over 5 hours so I knew it would be twisty. It was incredible. The road was really good quality with very little traffic. The scenery was breath taking with so many spectacular views I had to stop myself from taking photos of them all and just enjoy the ride.
    You can see all my photos of Corsica by clicking on this link https://photos.app.goo.gl/g44a4H8Y963yqWqV9
    I arrive in Toulon at 7am which is before it gets hot so I'll try to make good progress north and plan to stop around lunch time.
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  • Day46

    Zonza in the Corsican mountains.

    June 26 in France ⋅ 🌙 81 °F

    Last night I stayed at a resort hotel in the northern hills of Sardinia. The views were amazing as it overlooked a huge lake with a dam at the end and compared to tonight's accommodation it was quite good. More about that later.
    Today and for the next few days it is more about the journey than the destination insomuch as the roads through the mountains are a motorcyclists dream come true with amazing views around every bend. Mind you really have to concentrate as there are no barriers and a lot of steep drops. I stopped at one bend to take a photo and walked to the very edge and looked down. There were three cars about half way down stuck in trees. They looked like they had been there a while.
    I chose Zonza because it is up in the mountains and a couple of hours ride from the ferry. I thought it might be a bit cooler at 850 meters above sea level which it is compared to the 37c at the beautiful port of Bonifacio which reminded me of coming into Valletta harbour Malta. I chose my hotel because it was the cheapest I could find in the area at 61 euros. I've stayed in four star hotels for less. I should have spent more and found a room with a fan as it is still around 32c here. What can I say about this hotel. I have a balcony which looks out on the busy main street and is above the noisy restaurant and I have my own shower (which is in the bedroom).
    I've thought of something nice about it. The toilet which is also in the bedroom has a soft close lid.
    I think this town must be a motorcyclists place to stay as there are quite a few here. I got talking to a couple who flew from Idaho USA and rented bikes similar to mine in southern France and will be here a couple of weeks. A group of French bikers from Leon are staying at the hotel and one of them told me which ferry to book to avoid the strike so when I leave I will be going to Toulon rather than my intended Marseilles and a day earlier as it is not every day. He also helped me adjust the chain on my bike as it is a two man job.
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  • Day200

    Arrivederci Italy, Bonjour France

    October 10 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We decided to head to Corsica though if you saw our plot you would see the decision wasn’t an easy one I kept changing my mind, but the crossing was calm and we arrived without any problems in Bastia on Corsica. We headed for Port Toga and were given an alongside berth. I was a bit confused because he asked if we were sure it would be OK for us! Not sure why alongside would be a problem for anyone but suits us more than stern or bows too that’s for sure. We walked around the Marina and headed in towards the old harbour it was nice to be able to communicate with fewer problems though we both keep thanking people with ‘grazie’.
    We have now done two trips to the supermarket which is just across the road to stock up on heavy goods and are currently in the launderette waiting for our washing to finish, the plan is to then take a walk and see the historic sites of Bastia.
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  • Day203

    Solenzara and journey to Porto Vecchio

    October 13 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    So yesterday’s journey was a pleasant one patches of sunshine and calm seas just not a lot too see as immediate coastline very very flat. We arrived at Solenzara but they ignored me until I spoke in French when they explained there was a boat show on and there would be fire works later and it was hard to find us a place. They originally suggested we stay the night on the fuel berth but then changed there minds and gave us a mooring, but we had to moor med style with no assistance, I’m just pleased John knows the boats steering so well. I attach a photo of the marina with a cross roughly where we were moored between some big power cruisers and circles showing both the fuel berth and where the fireworks were set off from!
    Today trip was lumpy not sure why as no wind over night and very little as we motored along but there you go. Coastline much more picturesque with mountains in the background, other photo is of lunch stop just north of Porto Vecchio
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  • Day204

    PortoVecchio

    October 14 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Here are some photos from our walk around the historic old town of Porto Vecchio. The old part was lovely and had some beautiful looking shops, cafes and restaurants we ate a delicious lunch set menu before moving down the hill to the new town to do some grocery shopping. As we were anchored quite a distance from the harbour next to the island on the southern side we used the outboard but for whatever reason it kept cutting out not a problem as restarted each time and wind blowing us into shore anyway, on the way back it was windier and took a while to get engine started but once it did we got most of the way before it stopped and John rowed rest of the way. Once safely onboard John thought he better do a bit of investigative work on the outboard, all was going well until the reconstruction phase when he dropped the little black rubber diaphragm overboard! We won’t be using the outboard again until we find a replacement! Take Five can be seen, just, in both the sea view photos.Read more

  • Day206

    Gurgazu, Golfe de Sant Amanza

    October 16 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Forecast wasn’t great so after our time in Vecchio we headed south stopping for lunch and a dip in Golfe de Rondinara, an almost idyllic horseshoe bay but it was still experiencing swell and the A’s winds due to pick up again we continued South into Golfe de Santa Amanza where there were a few other yachts waiting for the winds to ease off. One poor Frenchman had to set his anchor at least three times, we think was a bit small, he kept dragging. On our way to the anchorage we noticed a couple of tugs and a patrol boat off the coast further south but didn’t know what they were up to at the time. Luckily the wind the next day wasn’t quite as bad as we had feared so John was happy to go for a walk, we got to Bonifacio 70 mins later and after walking up to the old town we had a lovely set menu near the port before walking back a less direct but far more scenic route. Should be back here with the boat soon.Read more

  • Day207

    Iles Lavezzi

    October 17 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Winds have eased so we decided to head out to one of the Corsican Marine Reserves Iles Lavezzi. After we cleared the headland from our anchorage we realised that there were even more tugs out here than we had seen the first time, then we noticed a cargo boat in an odd location and it all made more sense. The ‘Rhodanus’ had run aground and the tugs and patrol boat were waiting to see if they were needed and securing the area! OK enough excitement we head to Cala Lazarina on Lavezzi, it was beautiful, there were a few people around when we arrived but they had all left by 4:30 leaving only the boats at anchor. The island was a mass of bizarre rock formations from elephant rock, we kayaked around the island and I am sure we could have rented out the kayaks many times over, we got a lot of jealous glances. I am hoping we can go back again but the forecast isn’t great so will have to wait and see.Read more

  • Day3

    Ajaccio, Korsika

    August 8 in France ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Heute stand eine kleine Küsten-Panoramafahrt in der Geburtsstadt Napoleons an.

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Corse, Korsika, Corsica, Còrsega, 코르시카

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