Hotel Beau Rivage
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... I drank excellent wine and beer. I reminisced over fond memories and then created new ones.
Thank you Corsica for the lovely weekend.
And now, it's back to the real world and work. Though, right now that means heading to Paris for more strategy sessions and then off to India. Not such a rough reality.
Today we hit the Corsican coast. It was absolutely beautiful. However the wind was just nippy enough to prevent us from frolicking in the water. But that didn't stop Nico from playing in the sand and Aunt Josie from taking a wine-induced nap on the beach. Then we drove along the scenic route to L'Ile Rousse and continuously had to lift our jaws from off the ground. The views were spectacular.
We had no real destination in mind for L'Ile, only that it was supposed to ...
... t no such thing.
Then, this morning we headed to Livorno, Italy to board a car ferry that would take us to Corsica, France. It was so fun getting to watch Nico experience el barco (the boat) and auto (car!), auto (car!), un auto (yep, another car). And his first-ever ball pit adventure. Once in Corsica we had another drive to reach Calvi. It was nighttime so we couldn't see much, but based on the elevation, large ...
... We were hoping to spend some time on the beach today either at Calvi or at one of the numerous beaches between our village and Calvi but the wind was blowing a gale. We went down to the beach at Calvi and got well and truly sand blasted. Nice touch, there is a train that goes to the beach - right to the beach. Not a stupid tourist train (and there are plenty of those!), a real train. How good is that? From there, a walk to the citadel, ...
... We park in town, do some exploring, go down to the docks, this is where we will catch the ferry to Nice on Saturday - another 6 hour trip, and have lunch at a pleasant restaurant. Roger had mussels for about the millionth time, I ordered a salad that I thought was something completely different to what it was. Turned out to be really nice - mussels and fresh octopus - not what I would order but I really enjoyed it. I struggle with the French menu's. In Italy, I can pretty much ...