France, Corsica, Bastia, 22 – 24 July 2017

At Corte I could not upload pictures to my blog and at Bastia the Internet at the place I was staying at was broken so I am catching up now.

From Corte I rode to Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napolean Bonaparte, more for the ride than anything else and then back through Corte to Bastia, should have taken a different route coming back but anyway great ride through the mountains regardless.

Note: Corsica is an expensive place, prices are almost double that of Sardinia and much more expensive than the mainland

Bastia, a port city, quite big and busy, not a bad place to wander around.

I visited the museum here, very few English translations, the most interesting part was the archaeological ship salvage of a Wine transport ship from 20-40 AD and the videos. After that the Cathedral and a couple of churches squashed between buildings.

 

Finally on my last day I rode around Cape Corse, the peninsula sticking out at the top of the island, the Eastern side  has the beaches and the Western side has the cliffs and is very windy, I nearly got blown over the cliff a couple of times hahaha, scary ride. There was also a huge bush fire which went on all night and was visible from the ferry as I departed the island that evening.

 

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One Response to France, Corsica, Bastia, 22 – 24 July 2017

  1. Helen says:

    Hi Chris!
    Loving all your blogs.
    Corsica looks sooooo beautiful – your pics have made me decide I must add it to my bucket list of things to do/places to see.
    Can’t wait to hear about it all.
    Pleased the weather is looking great and holding for you, think we’re having the horrid stuff in the UK.
    H xxx

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