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  • Day46

    Zonza in the Corsican mountains.

    June 26, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    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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  • Day10

    Regentag auf Korsika

    July 28, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    In den verregneten Bergen war es zum Teil nur 13 Grad warm, die Wolken hingen tief und regelmäßig gab es einen kurzen, zum Teil heftigen Schauer. Die Berge zeigten sich so in einem ganz anderen Bild.

    Trotzdem, vielleicht gerade deswegen, war der Ausflug klasse.

  • Day8

    Ausflug nach Conca, Frankreich

    November 2, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück haben wir das noch schöne Wetter für die letzten Kletterrouten hier auf Korsika genutzt. Wir sind in das 30 minütige Conca an eine Kletterwand gefahren. Die Besonderheit dieses Ortes war die schöne exponierte Lage mit einem atemberaubenden Blick über den Süden der Insel sowie der kurze Zustieg und die langen Routen im 5 er Schwierigkeitsgrad. Das Highlight war heute eine schöne (scharfkantige) Kaminroute. (6+) sowie eine schöne (ausgesetzte) 5c. Nach dem einsetzenden Regen sind wir zurück ins Haus gefahren. Haben den Rückweg noch für einen Zwischenstopp an einem Leuchtturm und für den Einkauf genutzt. Am späten Nachmittag habe wir die Zeit noch für einen gemeinsamen Saunagang und einer Abkühlung im Pool genutzt. Nach einigen Skatrunden mit Stefan Sch. und Philipp aßen wir alle gemeinsam Abendessen und verbrachten die Zeit im Kino.Read more

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