L'Escale Cote Sud
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Tonight is the last night in Corsica. What a wonderful reunion (and introduction) it has been with the Angonno's. We were musing that none of us had much knowledge of Corsica and selected it as a destination somewhat on a whim. How fortunate our whims are so wise. This place is full of beautiful scenery and lovely people. ...
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 ...
... Back to the hotel and car, we head off to explore the coast further along to a large-ish town - Calvi. The coastal tourism is quite different here to what we experienced in Sardinia and at Bonifacio. There are large wide beaches here, no small coves and so, no mega-big yachts and motor cruisers. There is quite a bit of foreshore camping, the first we have seen and the camping grounds are quite respectable. We noticed in Italy ...
... common on a sign, didn't get to see it in real life though, more's the pity. Came a round a sharp bend to a herd of goats chewing their way along the roadside. Gave me a bit of start! L'ile Rouse sits at the base of some pretty impressive mountains right on the coast and driving along the coast road put us both in mind of the Great Ocean Road again. This is a truly beautiful spot. We are staying in a hotel up in the these mountains about 4k's from L'ile Rouse at a small but old village ...