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Travel Blogs from Bastia
... The weather in the Med was not too good and we had torrential rain and winds gusting at 28knots in the marina before leaving Olbia on Wednesday when an expected weather window opened for us to move north to Corsica.
We passed through the archipelago stopping one night at Palau on our way and reached the mountainous island of Corsica next day at 4pm. Our anchorage for the night was in a sheltered bay next to Porto ...
... so a nice end to the day. But we had to keep reminding ourselves to switch back to French (the little we knew), as we get saying 'grazie, si' - there's always the inevitable transition period when you move into another country; now 'oui merci.'
We stayed another day to explore the small town and of course so we could spend more time with Heath and Nathalie, before they flew back to London after their week in the sun. Bastia is quite a ...
... disappointing and generally not a patch on our Italian culinary experience. I choose fish on two occasions: after all Bastia is seaside and the home of Corsican fishermen. In both instances at ‘recommended’ restaurants the fish is overcooked, and not particularly fresh. Are the French resting on their gastronomic laurels a little, we wonder?
On the second evening after a sultry day we are treated to a massive lightning ...
... With so many of the hotels, you can be sure if it is of a certain brand, every room all over the world will be exactly the same, which gets very dull.
We are staying in Bastia for two days, so today we decided to head off into the hills and explore.
The town itself is a mess of traffic. Double parking is normal, and the whole place is in almost constant gridlock, and they are obviously not happy about the situation, judging by the vociferous use ...
... and pointing at once.
The result was that there were about four different lines of cars, and no one knew which one they were being told to join,
One 2CV van (with very Laura Ashley curtains) made a last minute change of line with the result that it ended up across at least two lines. Chaos.
However, we did as we were told and then walked up an unexpected number of stairs before we reached a deck which suggested it might serve coffee and snacks.