Nice to Corsica
26 Sep 2017    Bastia, Corsica, Nice, France 
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Nice to Corsica   
26 Sep 2017    Bastia, Corsica, Nice, France   
 
 
 
 

Today we took the awkwardly-named but otherwise fine Mega Express 4 ferry from Nice to the island of Corsica where we disembarked 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 whereas 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 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 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 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