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Sep 30, 2018 - Corsica

Very early start for the ferry trip form the northwest of Sardinia across just 12km of water to Bonifacio in Corsica. Started with lunch at the edge of the marina then headed along to catch the small train which took us up to the fort which is actually a citadel containing winding streets, shops, churches. Etc. A thirty min trip in the bus took us further along the coast to Ponto Vechio which looks to be another holiday spot complete with marina with many luxury yachts. Ablemto rest before dinner which was good - a tomato salad, then sole...

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Feb 25, 2018 - Bonifacio:Corsica

The drive south to our new lodgings was also full of surprises. We may have started off in 8 degree temperatures but by the time we had travelled the 3 hour route we were down to -1 to +3 for much of the trip. None of this concerned us because we happily travelled through unexpected snow flurries which created a gorgeous landscape. Road conditions were a little dicey but no real problem. We were starting to wonder if and when we would ever encounter real sunshine like home then, as if on cue, unexpected sightings of gum trees and wattles...

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the islands

Sep 19, 2016 - The perilously perched town of Bonifacio

Bonifacio is utterly improbable. Think of fantasy movies or books such as 'How to train your dragon' or the Narnia books, with unusual architecture and skies filled with dragons and forests with talking creatures. Of course, we have neither dragons nor talking animals in Bonifacio. But, the first sight of the town of Bonifacio - from a small boat bobbing on the water - does arouse a sense of wonder. The houses on the edge of town are built right up to the cliff edge. No backyards or Hills Hoist clothes lines here!!! I have no idea how they...

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Sep 24, 2012 - Entry 5

Bonifacio, Corsica I haven’t written in a few days but a lot has happened. After a shaky start, and a fear of descending in the water, I have successfully logged two dives at about 20 feet deep. I’m hoping to be an open water certified diver by the end of the week. We arrived in Corsica this morning, fro Port o Pollo, Sardinia, about a 2-hour cruise. Corsica is beautiful, I took many great pictures. Unlike Italy, Corsica toilets have toilet seats. Not sure why none could be found in Italy. Corsica is a French territory so I have been able...

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The Experience

Sep 10, 2011 - Bonifacio, Corsica

Saturday, September 10 - Bonifacio, Corsica This is our first French port. The Captain had told us the night before to be on deck at 7 AM for our arrival into port. Yes it was quite spectacular- first you see the massive white limestone cliffs of the island of Corsica then we maneuvered around into the long inlet where the lower town and port is located - where a few fishing boats are and a lot of expensive yachts fill the berth of the Port of Plaisance.. Restaurants line the quay along the inlet’s south side and when you get bored with...

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May 17, 2011 - Classic Journeys off to Corsica

Entry #4 May 17, 2011 We rose early, had breakfast, and met met our driver, Rita, to began our adventure. The trip from Alghero along the coast of Sardinia was dotted with natural and manmade rock formations. One looked like an elephant and another on the shore was whale-like in shape. We had to be on board the 3 o'clock ferry to Corsica by 2PM. After a light lunch we boarded and settled in for the crossing that was less than an hour. Our van accompanied us on the crossing, so we got right back in at the ferry terminal and headed to our...

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May 6, 2010 - France: Corsica

While Kim and Kendall were in Paris, Cayman and Jason met Bernard in Corsica. We went to Cap Corse and visited Bernard's family's old house in a convent where he can trace his family back to 1500. Afterward we hiked the Mare a Mare Sud for a few days with some of Bernard's friends, then we went to Bonifacio for 2 days. After a stop in Corte, we took a small gauge railway back to Bastia.

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Sep 17, 2005 - Cruising Corsica

Truly, we had no idea the natural beauty and rich history that awaited us on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. All we knew was that we had a sailboat to pick up in Propriano; so we boarded an overnight ferry in Marseilles, which turned out to be somewhat of a cruise-liner named the "Danielle Casanova". We were flabergasted at the efficiency and luxury with which the huge ship ran, complete with restaurants, shops, spa, swimming pool, night club with live band, children's play area (yes!) and our cabin with private bathroom, which slept...

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