Our bus took us as far as Torra de a Parata, where we could see in the distance the Phare des Îles Sanguinaires (Sanguinaires Islands Lighthouse). After that we turned around and headed back into Ajaccio, hugging the coast along highway D111 the whole way. Today I’m going to let the beaches and other sights do the talking for me, as there’s not a whole lot to say but there is much to see. It was almost nonstop beaches the entire way. On Wednesday I’ll get a bit more descriptive as we leave the bus and head into town on foot. Until then:
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Time of the first of three Fun Photo Friday adventures featuring Ajaccio, island of Corsica, France. I hope you enjoy the show.
Before we walked the streets of Ajaccio on Corsica, Ursula snagged us a quick bus tour just outside the cruise terminal. She was anxious to get us aboard, as another much larger cruise ship was preparing to offload passengers and the bus would fill up quickly if we did not act. The bus would take us to some highlights in southwest Ajaccio, then head west for some sights we would not otherwise have seen.
Our bus took coastal route D111 westbound out of Ajaccio, and it wasn’t long before we drove past our first sight. These tombs make up Cimetière Marin d’Ajaccio (Ajaccio Marine Cemetery). Here’s a little photo gallery/slide show:
As we continued westward we hugged the coastline:
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