The day dawned much cooler as it had rained in the evening last night. Despite having been fed up with Corsica due to the heat and burnt scenery we drove onward towards Porto expecting to drive back in the evening to catch our bail out ferry the next day. As we drove though, the scenery improved and it stayed at a reasonable temperature. We were soon driving through a cool pine forest. Then we arrived on a pass with rocky mountains all around and a view down a big valley full of pines and more funky rocks. After a quick snack below the pass we drove down and were more and more impressed with what we saw. An awesome deep canyon was on our right with amazing red rock. We could see glimpses of the sea from the road and we descended into a little coastal town Porto.
We then continued along the coast heading North. The road was truly impressive, narrow, with big drops down from red rock pillars on either side of the road, through green vegetation to the deep blue sea below. It would be amazing to ride. We drove on to the Fongo valley where we parked the car and walked along a fantastic river filled with deep swimming holes. The water was very warm, warm enough that I could lazily swim backwards and forwards for some time, jumping from the rocks occasionally. We spent the afternoon at the river and I floated and plunged down the length of it on our return to the car. Very very nice.
We drove back to Porto in the evening and camped there.
Above left: We drove on the next day with the plan to head back to the ferry in the evening. However, as we drove, things improved. Which is not at all related to this photo… The road often had piggies, or some other animals on either side, and often in the middle. Above right: Anyway, we had driven through forest which was nice and cool and this made us think that Corsica wasn’t actually so bad. Then we found an amazing rocky canyon, which made us think it was really quite good.
Above left: So much so that Leonie smiled. Above right: And then we both smiled.
Above left: We drove from our camp to Porto on the West Coast of the island. The canyon above Porto, the roads, and views to the sea near the town were amazing. Above right: Did I mention the views from the road were fantastic.Corsica, great place.
Above left: We headed off to the Fango valley as we had read that there were good swimming opportunities there. There certainly was… There was a river with deliciously warm water and lots of pools to jump in to. Above right: Even Leonie broke out her bikini.
Above left: And I swam back down the river. Above middle: It looks quite nice doesn’t it? Above right: We got acquainted with the wildlife on the way back to Porto in the evening.
Above: We had a hunt for camping at this beach but the camp ground had closed. The beach was still looking pretty good though.