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... and yet all the while, like an adulteress, I could taste the ocean's salty aroma from thousands of kilometres away.
The Appertiser - The salty smell of ocean with the opening of a car door. Manly
The Entree - The gentle lull of waves, a sleepy lullaby at the end of a busy weekend. Shelly Beach.
The Main - a long wave carrying our willing bodies into the ...
... from the 35 plus
temperatures. Since then we have continued on through the gorges to the west
coast, travelling through the beautifully scenic Castagniccian, chestnut
forested hills. In November the chestnuts are harvested to make flour. They
make very yummy crepes.
Throughout this area, there are many hilltop villages. which
are slowly being abandoned, as the young move to the mainland for ...
... also the norm, even between men. Skin cancer is obviously not a worry, as no one wears rash vests, and everyone is really well tanned, except for the British holiday makers, although most of the families applied a bit of sunscreen. Lung cancer is not a concern either, as more than half the people smoked, and anywhere, anytime, even at restaurants and almost certainly at the bars and the beach. Electric cigarettes were popular too, and we saw quite a few shops just selling ...
Saturday Today we were back on the bikes again, heading up the coast towards the northern tip of Corsica. It was a lovely windy road a bit like the Great Ocean Road, though a little less dramatic, with patches of shade, little villages and desert. We stopped to explore some of the little coastal towns which were amazing. Some of them centuries old, with the village built around the harbour, with little laneways and stairs leading down to the ...
... restaurants. So far the food has been great, some of it spectacular. Everything in the village is within walking distance. We have taken to strolling through the village after dinner, partly in the hope of walking off some of the calories, but mostly because its such a nice way to end the evening. Its very pleasant to wander through the laneways and tunnels, past the ancient walls and through the church and market squares as well as along the ...