Saturday, 23 July 2016


The French call Corsica the "Island of Beauty", and knowing that the island is not that far across the Mediterranean from Marseille, where people have a reputation for exaggeration, my expectations weren't necessarily sky high. I was however pleasantly surprised by what we saw, and I find the island's reputation well-deserved, even though we only saw southern Corsica.

Two days after we arrived was our wedding anniversary, and we were lucky to spend the day on board the Antika, a 14-metre long ketch that sails out of Porto Vecchio.


Sails away

The next day was spent diving at Dive Center Hippocampe. The morning's dive was at a site called 'Toro', where we saw a lot of groupers. After lunch we dived at 'Millenium' where there is a pit of barracudas!

Barracudas at Millenium dive spot
Our final full day was spent visiting inland and the far south of Corsica.


monument at Chera paying homage to Corsican resistants

mountain road

tiny hamlet

tiny church!

village of Sartène

south coast of Corsica; Sardinia on the horizon

at Bonifacio

house in Bonifacio where Napeoleon stayed from 22 Jan to 3 March 1793


interior of the Sainte Marie Majeure Church, Bonifacio

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