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

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 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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