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A gem still to be explored another day.
Another early start for the 40nm passage to Elba. After the last 2 days the sea was as smooth as velvet to begin and with only a slight increase later we happily motorsailed all the way in calm waters. I even stayed below and had an extra sleep on the couch before Steve cooked Sunday breakfast! It was a lovely day, chilly ...
Portoferraio, Elba Portoferraio greeted us with bright sunshine and a beautiful view of the local port. Behind this stands the Porta a Mare gate, which dates back to 1637 and is shadowed by rugged mountains. The ship docked right in the town and it was immediately accessible for exploration on foot. Elba was rich in iron that made it very attractive to the Etruscans and Romans for sword making and was a highly desired stronghold for mediterranean powers? Elba achieved fame though as ...
... coastlines to explore. So we were very excited to finally be on our way.
As we started to hunt for accommodation in the few days leading up to our sojourn in Corse, we also discovered that it was a very popular place in Summer (with Italians and French), and very expensive as well - it was so hard to find accommodation. But we finally booked it in and seem to be looking to break our budget towards the end of our week here, as it was ...
... 8216;thanks very much’). That’s OK: our car has French number plates, so on the road it’s assumed we’re from France. So the blame for any poor road behaviour gets conveniently – but rather unfairly – suffered by the French.
But then, we like to think we are just a little French. And curiously, arriving in Bastia feels like coming home: after our struggles with Italian we can once again understand ...
The hotel we had found in the dark last night was an interesting one.
Called "Les Voyageurs", it is a small hotel of only 25 rooms, started in 1910 by the present owner's grandfather. Every room has a different theme, based on a different voyage, or voyager.
Voyage to England, to Spain, to New York, to Italy, into Music, Space, into cinema, on a train...
[ http://www.hotel-lesvoyageurs.com/hotel /bastia/centre/Les-chambres-2en.html# ]
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