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Nice night.  25 September 2017.  France Nice
Sep 25, 2017
  Nice, France  
Nice to Corsica.  26 September 2017.  Bastia Corsica France Nice
Sep 26, 2017
  Nice, France, Corsica, Bastia  
 
 
 
Nice night  25 September 2017  France  Nice 
 
 
 
France

We're in Nice. It is a lovely town with a spacious seaside promenade, charming narrow streets, and tempting sidewalk cafes. Staying a while would be fun but we've a ferry to catch tomorrow.

 
 
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Nice at night      
 
Nice at night      
 
Nice at night      
 
Paul on Promenade des Anglais      
 
Paul on Promenade des Anglais      
 
Paul on Promenade des Anglais      
 
Notre Dame de Nice +      
 
Notre Dame de Nice +      
 
Notre Dame de Nice +      
 
Notre Dame de Nice      
 
Notre Dame de Nice      
 
Notre Dame de Nice      
 
Fountain in Nice      
 
Fountain in Nice      
 
Fountain in Nice      
 
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Nice to Corsica  26 September 2017  Bastia  Corsica  France  Nice 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
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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      
 
Harbour      

To get a sense of the size of the ferry this shot shows a similar ferry (same ferry company, Corsica Sardinia Elba Ferries) parked in Bastia's harbour.

Tomorrow we begin exploring Corsica. Fortunately the weather gods are smiling on us.

 
Harbour      

To get a sense of the size of the ferry this shot shows a similar ferry (same ferry company, Corsica Sardinia Elba Ferries) parked in Bastia's harbour.

Tomorrow we begin exploring Corsica. Fortunately the weather gods are smiling on us.

 
Harbour      

To get a sense of the size of the ferry this shot shows a similar ferry (same ferry company, Corsica Sardinia Elba Ferries) parked in Bastia's harbour.

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      
 
https://www.jamesgaston.ca/740