Relais Club la Mandola
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... home of Napoleon. The island is small and can be circumnavigated by vehicle in a day. Unfortunately we did not explore to much of the island but did have a chance to stroll around the little harbour, the home to many yachts small and grand. I particularly liked seeing the rows of local fishing boats their bright colours offering old world character. Greens, blues, reds and whites vivid in contrast to the sea water and sunshine, as the locals bought the daily catch, helped ...
... the other buses. However they wanted a destination, and unfortunately we had just planned to get off when we saw a promising beach... we held up the bus for a while having a confused conversation with the driver, until someone on the bus suggested the 'best beach' and we agreed to go with that. The beach was a combination of small rocks and sawdust, and there were a lot of locals on what seemed like wipe out set practice in the water. But at least ...
... 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 ...
... we followed the small (they have started even if they have not yet finished) twisty route. The rocks pushed up and over each other like endless layers of puff pastry, sometimes with a vein of different rock running through it like a fashionable stripe.
Above us, more often than not, we could see eagles above us, floating in a serene holding pattern in that seemingly effortless way they have.
The plan today was to drive north, around Cap ...
... 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.
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