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Day 6 Ajaccio Corsica 9:00am - 6:00pm
We arrived early into the port city of Ajaccio Corsica. Mountains cover the majority of this island in the middle of the Mediterranean. The scenery is spectacular with the mountains rising up to 2000 metres. As we sailed into the harbour you could easily mistake it for the French Riviera, with chic restaurants and ...
... and decided to walk around a different part of town. This led us to a shopping area which probably had the entire cruise ship's population in it. In an effort to get away from the ship we headed to the beach area. This spot was very pretty and had a nice view of the mountains next to it. These mountains still had snow on them which seemed crazy for how warm ...
... was in the mid-60s. After that, I walked to the far end of town, and down a walking path. There was some new construction going on at the far end of town – nice houses with infinity pools looking over the Mediterranean.
After that, I went back down to the harbor. On the other side of the harbor was a sandy beach. I ran into the Alaska couple there, and we walked down the beach for a bit. The water was pretty chilly – too ...
... so gracious in helping us for the last five days, and a part of me is so sorry to see them go. But luckily, we will see them again in Cannes, for a couple of dinners. Our new crew member, Stephen, joined us. He has had significant boating experience, and had crewed on several classic boats in the past. He is married, with a 7 year old daughter, and lives in Toulon, France. Stephen bares an un-canny resemblance to Leonardo de Caprio. Stephen will be sailing with us, as ...
Today there was no tour group we were on our own just doing our own thing. Today was a day to relax the town of Calvin, France is a small town on the coast, situated on the island of Corsica. There's only two things to do here: go to the town or go to the beach. The beach was a bit of a walk so Mom chose the town. The pier here is way too small for our ship to dock so they anchored in the bay and we tendered in. We arrived leisurely into town around 10am ...
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