2016-07-01 View Port, Bastia, Corsica

This morning before dropping Michele at the airport early afternoon we thought we would visit another small hilltop village on the way
This morning before dropping Michele at the airport early afternoon we thought we would visit another small hilltop village on the way
Passing the tiny town of Rutali
Passing the tiny town of Rutali
We finally arrive at Murato, a tiny village in the hills west of the Bastia airport
We finally arrive at Murato, a tiny village in the hills west of the Bastia airport
Murato even has a tiny little butcher shop too!
Murato even has a tiny little butcher shop too!
The old rectory of the church has now been turned into a retaurant
The old convent next to the church has now been turned into what looks like a rustic French restaurant
The Church di Annunziata in Muato dates back to the mid to late 1600's
The Church di Annunziata in Murato dates back to the mid to late 1600’s

 

Not far from Murato on a neighbouring hill stands an eyecatching church
Not far from Murato on a neighbouring hill stands an eye catching old Pisan Romanesque  church
San Michele di Murato was classified as a Historical Monument back in 1840. The Pisan Romanesque church was built around 1140, it is believed overnight by angels!!
San Michele di Murato was classified as a Historical Monument back in 1840. The church was built around 1140 and it is believed it was built overnight by angels!!
Looking back to the town of Murato
Looking back to the town of Murato

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What a wonderful position for Restaurant "Pagliachju San Michele"
What a wonderful position for Restaurant “Pagliachju San Michele”
It was time to get Michele to the airport after having 12 days aboard with us
It was time to get Michele to the airport for her flight back to Paris
After 12 days aboard the Tangaroa with us it was finally time to say goodbye!!
After 12 days aboard the Tangaroa with us it was finally time to say goodbye!!
Ric and I head back to Bastia after doing a big supermarket shop at Geant one of the superstores just out of town
Ric and I head back to Bastia after doing a big supermarket shop at Geant, one of the superstores just out of town
After returning to the Tangaroa with our supplies we dropped the hire car back and set off for a walk around town
After returning to the Tangaroa with our supplies we then dropped off the hire car and set off for a walk around town

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The view of the old View Port from the walkway on top of the seawall where we have the Tangaroa berthed moored
The view looking over View Port from the walkway on top of the seawall beside where we have the Tangaroa berthed
Looking north towards the new commercial port
Looking north towards the new commercial port

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Gilles Nouaille, our neighbour on one side of us, kindly gave us a couple of bottles of wine to try from his winery to try in the Capandu in France
Gilles Nouaille, our neighbour from one side in the port, kindly gave us a couple of bottles of wine to try from his winery in Capandu in France
We had a lovely evening chatting to newly married Gensen and Gisela from Germany
We had a lovely evening chatting to our other neighbours, newly married Gensen and Gisela from Germany

 

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