While on the subject of boats: this is, of course, the ferry that runs between Nice and Corsica which had just berthed. It is enormous. It dwarfs absolutely everything...and that dayglo yellow is hard to miss. If you're tempted by a day or two on the island here's the information you'll need to go by ferry and by taking the fast boat you could even make it a day trip.
The hill opposite above the ferry is the Chateau park where I took yesterday's photo and you can easily see why it was an invaluable defensive position. At the bottom of the cliff on the left, half hidden by trees, is the war memorial.