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Finally. The ocean. Corsica's beautiful northern turquoise abyss provided soothing balm to the soul. Tears were shed as we wandered into the ocean, creating solace amidst the chaos, bringing light to dark. I had mournfully ached for the ocean amidst those mountains for the past six months. I loved those peaks, I stared in awe every day at the ever changing vista from our living room ...
... Alberto, the
owner was the quintessential manager of Fawlty Towers and along with an
interesting Swedish couple, we had plenty of laughs. The people in Sardinia and
Corsica have been so welcoming and friendly.
The European holidays have really taken affect, and here in
Corsica, there are many French families crowding the beaches and enjoying
camping stopovers. We were intrigued with the Citadel ...
... of times, and then a car finally ran over it. Fortunately we were on a downhill section and I coasted down, with my right leg swinging freely, with no pedal at all. We hit a couple of slight up turns, and that was the end of that. John said as it was attached to the crank, it would not be cheap to fix it, and as my bike was 10 years old, he was keen for me to leave it behind too. I was more than a little sad, as it had been a trusty friend and companion on many rides, ...
... that I can't remember the name of, through the forest and then back along the road. Then I set off to have a look at the shops while John went to the beach. However I had forgotten it was Sunday, and the shops were closed, so after walking the 3 kms into Bastia, I walked back and joined John at the beach. Thankfully he has bought an umbrella as it is really hot, about 34 degrees. This afternoon we rode our bikes to a different beach, and ...
... red rocks of Sedona in Arizona towering above the most pristine waters of the Indian Ocean.
The only downside was that the granite cliff faces next to the roads were so steep and the roads were so narrow there were very few places to stop off and take photos. And I'm sure that the photos that we did take in no way do this place the justice it deserves. At times the roads were so tiny and the drop offs so steep that I momentarily feared for my ...