2 Oct   Ajaccio to Algajola
L'Ile-Rousse   3 Oct
 
 
 
 
 
The drive to Algajola
2 Oct 2017
The drive to Algajola    2 Oct 2017
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Algajola

This morning we picked up a car, a small white Citrëon, at the Ajaccio airport. We then headed north, to spend a few days in a beach-front hotel in the small seaside town of Algajola.

We picked the scenic route, via Piana and Porto. It is a twisty, two-lane road the whole way, except where it narrows to one lane. It took us through pink-granite canyons along narrow roads carved into rocky mountainsides, with scenery ranging from merely beautiful to spectacular. The only problem with photographing it was finding a place to park, the road being barely two cars wide in places, with a wall of rock on one side and a steep drop on the other side.

 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto   
 
The first time we drove this road. Very little traffic, just a few tourists like us. We didn't know that we'd drive it three more times, and always with heavier traffic. But it's so beautiful it's worth it.
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto   
 
The first time we drove this road. Very little traffic, just a few tourists like us. We didn't know that we'd drive it three more times, and always with heavier traffic. But it's so beautiful it's worth it.
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto   
 
The first time we drove this road. Very little traffic, just a few tourists like us. We didn't know that we'd drive it three more times, and always with heavier traffic. But it's so beautiful it's worth it.
 
 
 
Piana to Porto panorama  
 
A panorama from the previous photo plus a few more. Creating a panorama such as this has to wait until I'm back home. Well, unless I use the iPhone which has a perfectly nice panorama function.
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto panorama  
 
A panorama from the previous photo plus a few more. Creating a panorama such as this has to wait until I'm back home. Well, unless I use the iPhone which has a perfectly nice panorama function.
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto panorama  
 
A panorama from the previous photo plus a few more. Creating a panorama such as this has to wait until I'm back home. Well, unless I use the iPhone which has a perfectly nice panorama function.
 
 
 
Piana to Porto  
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto  
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto  
 
 
 
Piana to Porto panorama  
 
Another panorama composed from the previous photo plus a few more.
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto panorama  
 
Another panorama composed from the previous photo plus a few more.
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto panorama  
 
Another panorama composed from the previous photo plus a few more.
 
 
 
Piana to Porto  
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto  
 
 
 
 
Piana to Porto  
 
 
 
Porto  
 
 
 
 
Porto  
 
 
 
 
Porto  
 
 
 
Northwest Corsica  
 
 
 
 
Northwest Corsica  
 
 
 
 
Northwest Corsica  
 
 
 
Northwest Corsica  
 
 
 
 
Northwest Corsica  
 
 
 
 
Northwest Corsica  
 
 
 
Algajola beach  
 
As the sun began to set we arrived in Algajola, in northwest Corsica.
 
 
 
 
Algajola beach  
 
As the sun began to set we arrived in Algajola, in northwest Corsica.
 
 
 
 
Algajola beach  
 
As the sun began to set we arrived in Algajola, in northwest Corsica.
 
 
 
 
2 Oct   Ajaccio to Algajola
L'Ile-Rousse   3 Oct