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Oct 2, 2017, Mon
Oct 2, 2017
  France, Corsica, Algajola, US Politics, Porto  
Oct 3, 2017, Tue
L'Ile-Rousse      L'Ile Rousse, France, Corsica, Algajola  
Oct 3, 2017
  L'Ile Rousse, France, Corsica, Algajola  
 
 
 

The drive to Algajola

 
October 2, 2017   France, Corsica, Algajola, US Politics, Porto
 
 
So far, all signs are that it was just a guy, just one more American killer who got his hands on some collection of weapons designed for the sole purpose of killing people, and who then killed people. We know that if it was a Muslim with a foreign name, we would be in full panic mode and all we would be hearing about is the ever-greater dangers of terrorism. Indeed, the killings in France, on Sunday, which were surely terrorism, have already begun to attract that kind of attention from the right wing here. But when it happens here, what we're told by the entire power structure of American life - both houses of Congress, the White House, and now the Supreme Court, locked and loaded to sustain the absurd and radical pro-gun ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller - is that there is nothing at all to be done, save to pray. Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker

Algajola

This morning we picked up a car, a small white Citroen, at the Ajaccio airport. We then headed north, to spend a few days in a beach-front hotel in the small seaside town of Algajola.

We picked the scenic route, via Piana and Porto. It is a twisty, two-lane road the whole way, except where it narrows to one lane. It took us through pink-granite canyons along narrow roads carved into rocky mountainsides, with scenery ranging from merely beautiful to spectacular. The only problem with photographing it was finding a place to park, the road being barely two cars wide in places, with a wall of rock on one side and a steep drop on the other side.

 
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Piana to Porto      
The first time we drove this road. Very little traffic, just a few tourists like us. We didn't know that we'd drive it three more times, and always with heavier traffic. But it's so beautiful it's worth it.
 
Piana to Porto      
The first time we drove this road. Very little traffic, just a few tourists like us. We didn't know that we'd drive it three more times, and always with heavier traffic. But it's so beautiful it's worth it.
 
Piana to Porto      
The first time we drove this road. Very little traffic, just a few tourists like us. We didn't know that we'd drive it three more times, and always with heavier traffic. But it's so beautiful it's worth it.
 
Piana to Porto panorama      
A panorama from the previous photo plus a few more. Creating a panorama such as this has to wait until I'm back home. Well, unless I use the iPhone which has a perfectly nice panorama function.
 
Piana to Porto panorama      
A panorama from the previous photo plus a few more. Creating a panorama such as this has to wait until I'm back home. Well, unless I use the iPhone which has a perfectly nice panorama function.
 
Piana to Porto panorama      
A panorama from the previous photo plus a few more. Creating a panorama such as this has to wait until I'm back home. Well, unless I use the iPhone which has a perfectly nice panorama function.
 
Piana to Porto      
 
Piana to Porto      
 
Piana to Porto      
 
Piana to Porto panorama      
Another panorama composed from the previous photo plus a few more.
 
Piana to Porto panorama      
Another panorama composed from the previous photo plus a few more.
 
Piana to Porto panorama      
Another panorama composed from the previous photo plus a few more.
 
Piana to Porto      
 
Piana to Porto      
 
Piana to Porto      
 
Porto      
 
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Porto      
 
Northwest Corsica      
 
Northwest Corsica      
 
Northwest Corsica      
 
Northwest Corsica      
 
Northwest Corsica      
 
Northwest Corsica      
 
Algajola beach      
As the sun began to set we arrived in Algajola, in northwest Corsica.
 
Algajola beach      
As the sun began to set we arrived in Algajola, in northwest Corsica.
 
Algajola beach      
As the sun began to set we arrived in Algajola, in northwest Corsica.
https://jamesgaston.ca/742
 
 

L'Ile-Rousse

 
October 3, 2017   L'Ile Rousse, France, Corsica, Algajola
 
 

In addition to walking along the beach and watching the wind surfers here in Algajola we explored the nearby town of L'Ile-Rousse, a slightly larger (but still small) town. Just off shore, but connected by a narrow causeway, is a lighthouse-topped island called Ile de la Pietra.

 
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Lighthouse on Ile de la Pietra      
 
Lighthouse on Ile de la Pietra      
 
Lighthouse on Ile de la Pietra      
 
Corsica coast as seen from Ile de la Pietra      
 
Corsica coast as seen from Ile de la Pietra      
 
Corsica coast as seen from Ile de la Pietra      
https://jamesgaston.ca/764