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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 ...
... had a baby I hadn't yet met.
On Friday I flew from Amsterdam to Pisa, Italy. We drove to the lovely agriturismo they were staying at just outside of Lucca. It was a working olive oil farm and absolutely gorgeous. Tuscany looks just like every picture or painting you've ever seen of it. Breathtaking.
My night in Italy offered lots of laughter and some truly phenomenal food -- and a bit too much Italian vino. ...
... 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 ...