Dwight Peck's personal website
in the Off Season, 2007
the grudgingly-French island off the coast of Italy. We're
catching the off-season rates, late November and early December 2007.
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
to be seen here: We
departed the Marseille ferry at Propriano and drove to the southern tip of the
island to visit Bonifacio, then drove northward
up the east coast and turned at Aléria up into the mountainous interior,
to Corte for some days. From Corte, historic
capital of Corsica, we hiked up to the Lac de Melo at the head of the Restonica valley and up the Forêt
Domaniale de Vizzavona, and drove up to see the free-range pigs near
the Col de Verghio. Thence down to Bastia on the northeastern coast, near the Cap Corse, and a day of viewing the local
sights, then a coastal hike out to the Pointe d'Agnello on the "Sentier des Douaniers" hiking route and another along the coast
of the Désert des Agriates, from St Florent out to the Punta
Mortella and back. And finally a drive back to the south to get the
ferry from Porto Vecchio.
Corsican moor-flag as the ferry enters Propriano port
bastion at Bonifacio
citadel atop Corte
Pasquale Paoli square in the Corte upper town
to Lac de Melo, valley of Restonica
Genoese watchtower at the Col de Vizzavona
in the Forêt Domaniale de Vizzavona
Old Port of Bastia
Old Port and the New Ferries
along the Sentier des Douaniers to Pointe d'Agnello
around the Désert des Agriates to the Tour Mortella
Vecchio and ferry home
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All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 26 December 2007, revised 12 June 2012.