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A ferry to Corsica
26 Sep 2017
A ferry to Corsica    26 Sep 2017
  Bastia, Corsica   
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We took Corsica Ferries' Mega Express 4 from Nice to Corsica, getting off at the town of Bastia. This ferry is one of many that connect the island to continental France. It's one of the faster crossings at six hours. Our return crossing, from Ajaccio to Toulon, will be an 11 hour overnight sailing.

 
 
 
 
Nice to Bastia ferry route  
 
 
 
 
Nice to Bastia ferry route  
 
 
 
 
Nice to Bastia ferry route  
 
 
 
Nice harbour from ferry  
 
 
 
 
Nice harbour from ferry  
 
 
 
 
Nice harbour from ferry  
 
 
 
Paul saying goodbye to Nice  
 

And hello to Corsica ...
 
 
 
 
Paul saying goodbye to Nice  
 

And hello to Corsica ...
 
 
 
 
Paul saying goodbye to Nice  
 

And hello to Corsica ...
 
 
 
Corsica & Ile de la Giraglia  
 
This tiny island is situated off the northern tip of Corsica. It doesn't appear to have much more on it than a light house.
 
 
 
 
Corsica & Ile de la Giraglia  
 
This tiny island is situated off the northern tip of Corsica. It doesn't appear to have much more on it than a light house.
 
 
 
 
Corsica & Ile de la Giraglia  
 
This tiny island is situated off the northern tip of Corsica. It doesn't appear to have much more on it than a light house.
 
 
 
Pilot boat for Bastia harbour  
 
As we approached Bastia this small boat raced up to our huge Mega Express 4 ferry. The pilot boat looked like it was going to hit us. Instead the small boat pulled along side and a pilot jumped from it onto our fast-moving ferry.
 
 
 
 
Pilot boat for Bastia harbour  
 
As we approached Bastia this small boat raced up to our huge Mega Express 4 ferry. The pilot boat looked like it was going to hit us. Instead the small boat pulled along side and a pilot jumped from it onto our fast-moving ferry.
 
 
 
 
Pilot boat for Bastia harbour  
 
As we approached Bastia this small boat raced up to our huge Mega Express 4 ferry. The pilot boat looked like it was going to hit us. Instead the small boat pulled along side and a pilot jumped from it onto our fast-moving ferry.
 
 
 
Arrival in Bastia  
 
 
 
 
Arrival in Bastia  
 
 
 
 
Arrival in Bastia  
 
 
 
Bastia harbour  
 
Here's a similar ferry to the one we're on, from the same ferry company, Corsica Sardinia Elba Ferries, docked in Bastia. Tomorrow we begin exploring Corsica. Fortunately the weather gods are smiling on us.
 
 
 
 
Bastia harbour  
 
Here's a similar ferry to the one we're on, from the same ferry company, Corsica Sardinia Elba Ferries, docked in Bastia. Tomorrow we begin exploring Corsica. Fortunately the weather gods are smiling on us.
 
 
 
 
Bastia harbour  
 
Here's a similar ferry to the one we're on, from the same ferry company, Corsica Sardinia Elba Ferries, docked in Bastia. Tomorrow we begin exploring Corsica. Fortunately the weather gods are smiling on us.
 
 
 
Ferry docked in Bastia  
 
 
 
 
Ferry docked in Bastia  
 
 
 
 
Ferry docked in Bastia  
 
 
 
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