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Corsica

Corsica while part of France remains fiercely independent about its own identity.  This trait is no doubt a result of the people mirroring the rugged nature of their island.  Corsica is popular for all sorts of outdoor pursuits from hiking to biking to river running and we wished we had more time there to experience these adventures but summer was winding down and it was time for us to move on. 

The east side of Corsica has a number of beautiful and well protected anchorages.  They looked very inviting but after short stops in Porto Vecchio and Bonafacio our adventurous nature asserted itself and we headed to Corsica's wild west coast.  Here the anchorages are less plentiful and protection poor meaning that you need to closely watch the weather and be ready to sail off into strong winds at a moments notice.  The rewards however are stunning vistas, fewer people and great hiking.   We also managed a train ride through the mountains to Corsica's ancient capital at Corte.

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Hiking above Girolata                          Bonafacio Straits near Sardinia          Coast near Girloata

       
Interior mountains                                                                                   Pristine beaches

       
Up close with the wildlife                      Tiny Bonafacio harbor                       Ventana anchored

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