BEST WESTERN Santa Maria
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Finally. The ocean. Corsica's beautiful northern turquoise abyss provided soothing balm to the soul. Tears were shed as we wandered into the ocean, creating solace amidst the chaos, bringing light to dark. I had mournfully ached for the ocean amidst those mountains for the past six months. I loved those peaks, I stared in awe every day at the ever changing vista from our living room ...
... and the very
busy port, which is pumping with huge yachts and boats fresh from the Rivera…..good
to see once. We loved the west coast drive up to Porto, swimming as we
travelled and settling at a great camp spot by Porto, with access to beautiful
river for swimming. The red cliffs or Les Calanches are Piana have to be seen
to be believed. Filled us with awe.
From there we have travelled ...
... of times, and then a car finally ran over it. Fortunately we were on a downhill section and I coasted down, with my right leg swinging freely, with no pedal at all. We hit a couple of slight up turns, and that was the end of that. John said as it was attached to the crank, it would not be cheap to fix it, and as my bike was 10 years old, he was keen for me to leave it behind too. I was more than a little sad, as it had been a trusty friend and companion on many rides, ...
... and back packers. Once again we had dinner down in the harbour area, the fresh fish and seafood is amazing. Some of the big cruisers have sailed on, while others have moved in to take their spots. I don't believe I'm saying this, but I'm praying for a cloudy day. It's been 31 or 32 degrees every day, and although there has been a nice breeze, it's still pretty hot and humid. We sit under the umbrella, or in the water, when we're at the ...
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 ...