Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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... degrees and raining in November! Corsica would be great to explore without young children as there were many great hikes, rock climbing, canyoning, mountain biking and other adventure sports on offer. I did find an adventure park that had what the French called a 'baby parc' that offered tree climbing & zip lines for kids. Different levels for different ages starting from 3 years old. Mitch just loved the harness and helmut get up & I told them ...
... to reach a bridge - presumably crossing the ravine. After 2. Hours and a view of the next 30 minutes walking we decided to turn around and head back.
WE WERE STUFFED. Muscles we didn't know we had were starting to complain.
Jen met us at the beginning of the track.
Boys had beers at our local and then back home.
Long soak in the tub. Then of to tackling the heights of the castello!! Also the museum whi h ...
... rocks, bushes etc to transverse.
Of course we were prepared NOT! It had been hot and sunny when we left.
It was cool, but ok until we got to the lac, 1770 metres above sea level and the breeze was not hot.
After checking out the shepherds hut, the temperature of the water and the dark clouds we decided to descend.
I was freezing in my polo shirt and shorts.
Hard yakka going down ...
... has a lot of stone, mostly granite and limestone, and almost all of the houses are made of stone which is lovely. It is almost one big mountain (although actually hundreds) with 1000 km of coastline and only 300 km of it is beach. A lot of Eucalyptus trees, which were imported from Australia to deal with malaria (didn't work, the US bombed it with DDT during WWII instead).The main product is chestnuts and they do everything with them: polenta (eaten at every ...
... minutes west and inland from PV. On our drive, we see many cork trees, that are partially naked of cork.. Our guide explained that cork trees takes 7 years to be fully mature for harvesting. What Corsicans do to promote sustainability is harvest the cork in stages from the trees. (America, pay heed!)
Sartene is beautiful! Cobblestone, narrow winding streets. We arrive at our restaurant ...