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On Corsica

Arrived in Bastia at 8:15pm - 5.5 hr. ferry crossing from Nice (see pic below of exiting Nice harbour) - lots of open water, but the highlight for me was seeing Elba in the near distance at one point. Eight years ago my wife & I took a day-trip from Tuscany to the island of Napoleon's first exile, and today we are landing on the island of his birth.

I planned on hiring a cab at the port in Bastia to take us to our hotel - but no cabs around - many passengers drove off the ferry & most of the rest were met by friends or family - so no line of cabs looking for an easy fare. We walked about 1km to our hotel, and in case your wondering, nobody walks downhill from a seaport.

We're here on Corsica - the adventure begins tomorrow.

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Can't wait to hear more - I hope you get over your cold. Great picture leaving Nice.

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