2015-09-14 Vieux Port, Bastia to Macinaggio, Corsica, France

 Ric and Rod set off on the bikes to do some shopping
Ric and Rod set off on the bikes to do some shopping
Meanwhile Kate and I get a few more photos overlooking the sea and the port
Meanwhile Kate and I get a few more photos overlooking the sea and the port
 A few ferries in the other port nearby
A few ferries in the other port nearby
 Kate lined up with the port's port and starboard entrance lights
Kate lined up with the port’s starboard and port entrance lights
The boys return and start preparing the boat for departure
The boys return and start preparing the boat for departure
There is still a swell coming into the harbour this morning
There is still a swell coming into the harbour this morning
Just before noon we make our departure
Just before noon we make our departure
Goodbye Bastia
Goodbye Bastia
We continue north up the coast from Bastia
We continue north up the coast Cap Corse from Bastia
We pass numerous ancient lookouts
We pass numerous ancient lookouts
... and a few lovely residenceson the water's edge
… and a few lovely residences on the water’s edge
Macinaggio, our destination for the night comes into view
Macinaggio, our destination for the night comes into view
Macinaggio is quite a small town very close to the northern tip of Corsica on Cap Corse
The town is quite small and is situated very close to the northern tip of Corsica on Cap Corse
Tangaroa in Macinaggio
Tangaroa in Macinaggio
Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Macinaggio after escaping from Isola d'Elba where he was exiled
Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Macinaggio after escaping from Isola d’Elba where he was exiled
The port is filling up with visiting yachts this afternoon
The port is filling up with visiting yachts this afternoon
 The main street of the small town of Macinaggio
The main street of Macinaggio
Plenty of greenery around the local church
Plenty of greenery around the local church
It was quite a long walk back to the boat
It was quite a long walk back to the boat
We have some drinks and nibbles at 5pm
We have some drinks and nibbles at 5pm
Kate who adores cats has already made a few friends
Kate who adores cats has already made a few friends

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 Further along the pier there was a large family of cats which were fed by the visiting sailors, including us!!
Further along the pier there was a large family of cats which were fed by the visiting sailors, including us!!
The long yacht pier for visiting yachts
The long yacht pier for visiting yachts

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