Highlights of my Mediterranean Cruise. Part II, by K J Rollinson

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Last week I said I would write about Corsica and Palma de Mallorca.

We went ashore at Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, and the island’s largest city. Its modern history is dominated by statutes of Napoleon, who was born in the city in 1769. The harbour and city is beautiful. I enjoyed several hours in the city visiting the market square, and the many narrow streets with its lovely varied architecture and varied shops.

The island of Corsica, part of France 623 miles away, was my favourite of all the places we visited during the cruise. Jutting out of the Mediterranean sea like an impregnable fortress, the island has breathtaking scenery. Beautiful beaches, valleys, and dense forests. We only had time to visit part of the left side of the island. The photograph below shows most of the coastal places we passed by in the coach.

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The flag of Corsica…

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