|Sunrise on the buildings near our hotel.|
|Silhouette of a photographer with tripod also getting some sunrise photos.|
In addition to watching sunrises, I went running in the mornings but it was challenging to get any distance in safely. Our hotel was right beside a main road (all of which are narrow!). The sidewalks don't go far in either direction and are used for other purposes.
|Sidewalk or car park?|
I got onto some side streets but they just went up the hill, around some apartment buildings, and back down again. However, I did manage to find a very short (~1/2 km) loop trail with exercise stations so I took advantage of those. Not the greatest workout but better than nothing!
The first day, we drove around Cap Corse, the peninsula on the north end of the island. The roads were very narrow (i.e. one lane/one direction in spots), very winding, and often had very sharp drop offs. I'm the designated driver on this trip. After a couple days I'm much more comfortable with it.
There are several areas of Corsica that are known for their wine so of course we stopped at one of or two of them each day. They ranged from friendly family-owned vineyards to very large commercial operations. We liked the family owned ones with colourful characters/owners.
|The rock really is as green as it looks!|
|An interesting mix of the old and the new! Genoese towers and wind turbines.|
|Mountains on the mainland in the distance.|
|You can see the coastal road on the opposite bank. Doesn't look as dramatic as when driving it!|
|Looking down on the Bastia port.|
|Paraglider (barely visible) soaring over the ridge and landing on a small strip of beach.|
|Humorous door knocker.|