CORSICA

With 9 days to spare before our friend will meet us in Sardinia, we crossed to the French island, Corsica.    The island is 100 miles long and 45 miles wide with a coastline of nearly 600 miles due to so many bays and peninsulas.     The wonderful scent from the low shrubs covering the island to the majestic mountain peaks (highest 2,710m / 8,900ft) to the beautiful anchorages makes this a cruisers paradise.    This island is all about the enjoyment of nature with  a bonus of  French cuisine.    Great snorkeling and diving.    We were told by several that  a trip across the island to see some of  the mountain villages is a must.    A contrast  while at anchor  offered the roar of  thunder rolling through the mountains, while  enjoying full sunshine.
Anse De Chevanu

Anse De Chevanu

Corsica anchorage

Corsica anchorage

In Ajaccio is the main capital where we stayed for two nights. Here is where Napoleon was born. The firefighting planes filled their tanks outside the marina and flew up in the mountains.
Firefighting planes filling water

Firefighting planes filling water

We experienced perhaps the end of the hot summer season as the evening temperatures were cooler. I wonder if I will think the same once we arrive in Sicily?   With another mestral coming we had to cut our stay shorter than planned and cross back to Sardinia.
 Roland under the Bimini

Roland under the Bimini


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CORSICA — 1 Comment

  1. beautiful places and sailing. As you know I know very well Corsica an Sardinia as well as Sicily, so you will find warmer evenings and water. Do not forget to visit Trapani and Egadi islands! If you need I have good contacts in Trapani as well as in Favignana, so do not exhitate to contact me if you need help. Actually my HR46 Mistero Blu sleeping in Goceck D Marina after 1400 miles from Tuscany… I will go back to sail back to Italy “via” Crete-Malta- Sicily from 20 september to 2 october. Hope to meet you somewhere. Huges Paolo Casoni

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