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  1.  Nice night    25 September 2017    Nice, France
         25 Sep 2017
  Nice, France  
  2.  Nice to Corsica    26 September 2017    Bastia Corsica Nice, France
         26 Sep 2017
  Nice, France, Corsica, Bastia  
  3.  Eze     8 July 2020    Film Nice, France
         8 Jul 2020
  France, Nice, Film  
 
 
 
1. Nice night
25 Sep 2017    Nice  France 
S   M   L
1. Nice night   
25 Sep 2017    Nice, France   
 
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
 
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
     
 
 
2. Nice to Corsica
26 Sep 2017    Bastia, Corsica, Nice  France 
S   M   L
2. 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
     
 
 
3. Eze
8 Jul 2020    Film, Nice  France 
3. Eze    
8 Jul 2020    Film, Nice, France   
 
 
 
 
Nice to Eze

Yep, I'm still scanning old film negatives and here's another, from our 2002 spontaneous trip to France. The view in the photo below, looking west from Eze, is obstructed by low clouds but I'm glad I've got it as otherwise I'd have forgotten all about the place.

Eze is a small town perched atop a hill, just east of Nice. It's a good day trip, a break from the museums, the narrow streets, and the busy beach scene of the city. We took the bus from Nice to Eze, hung out for awhile, then walked back to Nice, along the road. No trail, at least we didn't see one, but it wasn't a bad walk.

Eze is covered with lush gardens and has great views of the Mediterranean. It brought to mind California, the greenery, the weather, the views, though the signage, architecture and food all said France.

Literary connection: Eze is, I think, the town where David and Hella live leading up to their split, in the last few pages of Baldwin's wonderful Giovanni's Room.

 
 
 
 
Mediterranean as seen from Eze
     
 
 
 
Mediterranean as seen from Eze
     
 
 
 
Mediterranean as seen from Eze