Club Med Cargese
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Tuesday 4th August
We woke up in the port of City of Ajaccio, on the West side of Corsica. Birthday boy Kevin was greeted and serenaded to a happy birthday by everyone!!!! No sleeping in......time for a walk down along the boardwalk.!!!!
After breakfast we caught the double decker bus for a 1 1/2 hour tour of the city. Josie took some photos of us as she said she would be the photographer ...
... but most Corsican people accept that it is old Napoleon who brings in a lot of the tourists!! The coast line of this Mediterranean island moved seamlessly from powder like white sand beached round to rugged rocks and deep turquoise seas.
The island is covered in huge mountains which overlook the city and many of these mountains were in view as we toured around the coast on the coach. The last part of this journey was on foot and ...
... We were encouraged to find a local product by the name of Acqua del Elba - a perfume/cologne/soap product that is well known and originates here. This we did of course, and purchased some as well! Secondly, we wanted to see the museum of Napoleon and then his house. The house was large and quite impressive. This house is positioned in the highest part of the township from where he could dominate the town, the port ...
... which we were warned about at breakfast. The galley was open to the passengers with different chefs being responsible for certain types of cuisine. One of the chefs welcomed me to his 'living room' which he said he loved. It certainly does appear that everyone of the crew enjoys their work. Either they do or they are well trained! Anyway this Galley Buffet ...
... wrong. Eventually we found the sign post and the trail marker, and after that it was straight forward, and straight up. The church is an incredible engineering feat, even though it's only small. The Virgin Mary, sits atop some enormous rocks, and the church sits on a solid rock foundation, even forming the start of the walls in some places. By the time we were heading back down, there were quite a few walkers and joggers on their way up. We ...