Hotel Cala Di Greco
Heading up the coast, we drive by a number of beautiful beaches and, after passing one too many tempting locations, make a U-turn, park and walk in to enjoy the view and have a Diet Coke.
Stop at a small beach along the road
Enjoying our Diet Cokes
Beach restaurant, lunch in process
Later, we're ready for lunch and stop in at a Boulangerie/Patisserie in a small town, sharing sandwiches and a glass of wine. Ok, it's not fish from the grill, but it's fresh, wonderful-tasting, and just the right amount.
We roll into Bastia, check back into Hotel Port Toga, across from the ferry terminal, and head back to the old port for dinner, returning to Restaurant Cote Marine. They remember us from a few days ago, give us great seats, and ask us if we enjoyed our trip south. We rave on about our stay in Bonifacio and share two Formula meals: antipasti (zucchini, bell pepper, arugula, parmesan, crostini, olive tapenade), Corsican pizza (olives, mushrooms, ham, cheese), and profiteroles for desert; and octopus/calamari salad, penne with langostino and mussels, and a cheese plate. While we're dining, a group serenades us from outside the restaurant. Ok, we're coming back here again also!
Corsican pizza, penne with langostino and mussels
Cheese plate, profiteroles, music to dine by
We walk back through the quiet streets of Bastia, full, content, and ready to relax before the next stage of our journey. We meet a group of runners heading the other way, getting a little exercise and having a great time in the fresh evening air.
Strolling back through Bastia
Corsica has it all, great people, wonderful sights, incredible food. We're thinking that we should come back to both Corsica and Sardinia in a few years, combining these two great islands.