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2009 - NCL GEM - TRANSATLANTIC - CORSICA

CORSICA

A LOT HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT CORSICA AND CORSICANS, BUT I KNOW NEXT TO NOTHING ABOUT IT & MY VISIT WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE.

I DID NOT STAY TOO LONG OR DO TOO MUCH.

A BUS TOUR UP INTO THE HILLS, A BITE TO EAT, RETURN TO AJACCIO & A WALK ALONG THE COAST A LITTLE BIT.

THE WEATHER WAS NOT SO GREAT IN THE HILLS .. BUT IT STARTED OUT OK

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I DON'T THINK THEY WERE ON THE MENU BUT THE RESTAURANT & FOOD WERE DELIGHTFUL..

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IT WAS RAINING PRETTY HARD IN VIZZAVONA

AND YES - THEY HAVE SNOW IN CORSICA...

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PRETTY ROUGH ALONG THE COAST & I DOUBT YOU CAN SEE THEM BUT THERE ARE SURFERS IN THE WATER

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AND I DID NOT SEE A SIGN OF ANYTHING NAPOLEONIC OR MAFIOSI.

I LIKE IT - VERY COMFORTABLE HERE..

Posted by hasbeen 19:45 Archived in France Tagged corsica mediterranean Comments (0)

2012 - OCEAN PRINCESS - HONFLEUR


View 2012 PRINCESS - CAPE TOWN TO DOVER on hasbeen's travel map.

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LE HARVE IN FRANCE IS THE PORT TODAY & THE TOUR IS TO HONFLEUR, JUST OVER THE RIVER SEINE.

WE TAKE A ROUND ABOUT ROUTE TO GET THERE.

PASSING THE WHITE CLIFFS OF - I DON’T KNOW - BUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CHANNEL IS THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER.

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SOME GREAT LOOKING HOUSES ON THE WAY.

THATCHING - NOT SOMETHING YOU SEE EVERY DAY...

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NOTE THE ROOF LINE HAS FLOWERS. LILIES I THINK. PLANTED TO HELP KEEP RATS AWAY - OR SO I REMEMBER THE STORY..

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AND HOW ABOUT OWNING THIS LITTLE CHARMER...COMPLETE WITH MOAT...BUT NO DRAWBRIDGE, THE CHEAPO’S...

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THE GUIDE SAID TO HAVE OUR CAMERAS READY BUT WE WENT PASSED PRETTY FAST..

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INTO HONFLEUR NOW AND A GUIDED WALK AROUND TOWN TO START..

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THE MARKET...

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THE BARONESS - DRESSED IN HER FRENCH WALK - ABOUT GEAR.

BLENDING IN.

I HEARD THAT IN A RESTAURANT IN MOROCCO, SHE STRIPPED THE TABLE OF IT’S FLOWER ARRANGEMENT TO DECORATE HER HAIR.
LOOKING LIKE A LOCAL I EXPECT.

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INSIDE THE CHURCH.

SANDY & I HAD OUR OWN LITTLE CHEESE TASTING. I GAVE THE STALL HOLDER SOME EUROS AND ASKED FOR A TASTER OF HIS WARES..

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NOT SURE WHAT THAT WAS ALL ABOUT.. HANDING OUT LEAFLETS FOR SOMETHING.

LOOKS VERY NICE THOUGH.. AS DOES THE FOOD.

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AND THE GUIDE LET GO OF US BY THE HARBOUR...WHERE SANDY TREATED ME TO A BIRTHDAY CROISSANT AND BRANDY - COST HER HER BUNDLE I EXPECT.

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THE BARONESS AGAIN..

AND THE BRIDGE BACK TO LE HARVE...

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ACROSS THE CHANNEL & TO THE FINAL PORT OF CALL TOMORROW - DOVER

Posted by hasbeen 02:40 Archived in France Comments (0)

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