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... We happened upon windy mountain roads and discovered unbelievable vistas. We traveled down gravel roads in pursuit of a winery only to find sheep, ram and horned cows. We ventured along dirt paths to encounter secluded beaches attended only by locals.
I swam in the sea. I ate until I felt ill. I taught Nico ...
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 ...
... 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 ...