Thursday, 31 July 2008

One Sunny Saturday: Corsica Ferry


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.

7 comments:

Virginia said...

Can that big Yellow Boat get out by going to the right? I can't imagine how it will maneuver out of there. I would love to see that War Memorial up close please. :)

Jilly said...

Corsica is such a fabulous island. I went a few years ago - drove right around and just adored it. The ferry speeds weren't anything like this tho. So fast now. Lovely shot, Angela.

Dusty Lens said...

I am simply in awe by the beauty of your city.

tut-tut said...

Why in the world do they have to make it so jarring? Everything else is so harmonious. Thanks for the link. Maybe someday . . .

angela said...

Virginia: yes I'll get a photo for you but it won't be this week...it's a very imposing memorial.
Dusty Lens: I think it's one of the most beautiful cities in the world though of course it has its no-go areas.
Tut-Tut: yes I agree. I really can't think why it has be yellow or at least so yellow..

Blognote said...

The ferry looks effectively too big for the harbour!!
Beautiful sight!

slim said...

I have never seen such a humungous ferry. The yellow is garish but there is no missing this one.