Corsica, dag 15 - Cap Corse


16 juli - We verblijven aan de noordoostkant van Corsica, net ten zuiden van Bastia

Vandaag rijden we de hele noordpunt rond, de zogeheten Cap Corse.

We vertrekken meteen na het ontbijt, richting Bastia. Wie de Cap Corse wil rijden, moet rekenen op een rit van 3u. Dit is zonder één enkele halte, wat echt zonde zou zijn. Als je iets wilt zien, moet je regelmatig aan de kant. Af en toe moet je de kleinere weggetjes in naar een mooi plekje. En af en toe moet je er serieus wat moeite voor doen om van een spectaculair uitzicht te kunnen genieten.

Eerste stopplaats aan de oostkant : Erbalunga.

We rijden de route in tegenwijzerzin. Zo hebben we de zon mee en rijden we de hele rit aan de 'buitenkant', wat de mooiste uitzichten oplevert. Voor wie schrik heeft : het is ook de ravijnkant. Als je de rit in wijzerzin doet, rijd je heel de weg langs de bergzijde, wat het wat 'veiliger' maakt, maar ook voor minder uitwijkstroken zorgt en dus minder stopgelegenheid.

Erbalunga is een klein kustplaatsje met een klein haventje.

De weg aan de oostzijde is eerder makkelijk. Daar is de rotskust minder grillig en is de kustlijn echt dichtbij. Aan de bergzijde staan grote, Amerikaans lijkende villa's, vooral van Corsicanen die uitweken naar Amerika, daar goed verdiend hebben en nu hier hun Amerikaanse droom verder gebouwd hebben.

We steken over van oost naar west via Macinaggio. We stoppen af en toe onderweg voor de prachtige uitzichten op de uiterste noordkant. Die is enkel via erg kleine weggetjes te bereiken. Je hebt er ook uitzicht op het eiland Elba en daarachter is ook het Italiaanse vasteland te zien. Zo helder is het vandaag. In vogelvlucht zitten we zo ongeveer ter hoogte van Pisa te kijken.

Volgende stopplaats - we hebben de overkant ondertussen bereikt, dwars door de bergen - is Moulin Mattei. Je kan er parkeren met een prachtig uitzicht, maar als je te voet de klim tot bij de molen doet, heb je er een nog mooier uitzicht.


Voorbij de molen gaan we een kleiner weggetje in, richting Centuri. Hier is een vissershaventje, meest gekend vanwege de vangst van langoustines. (foto's onder)

We slenteren er wat in het kleine haventje en genieten op een terrasje.

Als we verder rijden, stoppen we af en toe om even van de omgeving te genieten.

Volgende bestemming : Tour Sénèque. Eén van de vele torentjes uit de tijd van Genua, maar deze staat op een wel unieke hoogte. Van bij de toren kun je aan drie kanten de zee zien. Het is wel een uitdaging : je moet er wat voor over hebben. De toren ligt op een hoge rots... en je geraakt er niet met de auto.

Wanneer we deze foto genomen hadden, hadden we al een hele wandeling bergop achter de rug. Het doel was tot bij de toren te geraken voor dat ultieme uitzicht.

De weg erheen is steil, door bossen, over rotsblokken en stenen. Maar het laatste stuk is echt klimwerk. (zie foto's onder)

Er is geen omheining boven. Er staat een stevige wind. Maar het landschap is spectaculair te noemen... (zie tweede rij foto's onder)

We rijden verder langs de kustweg, die voor prachtige uitzichten zorgt, maar ook erg bochtig is en diepe afgronden heeft.. 


De weg die we nemen is de bleke streep die je ziet lopen over de berg. (Daar zijn we al voorbij...)

We bezoeken ook Nonza. Het kleine dorpje zit zo'n beetje op de rots geplakt en heeft ook weer een torentje met heel mooi uitzicht. Deze keer is het makkelijk te bereiken via een soort uitgehouwen trap.

Via Saint Florent steken we terug over door de bergen, naar ons vakantieverblijf in Furiani. De zon staat steeds lager.

We zijn, met de tussenstops erbij, toch zo'n 12 uur weg geweest om de hele rit te doen.

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Digital art beginner: Lore Olympus Fan Art
A long time ago I made a first attempt at digital art. That was then just with my computer mouse drawn on paint and was rather basic and not really impressive, as you can see below. My first attempt at (some kind of) digital drawing. - Read more After this, I have long left the idea of digitally drawing. I had no idea which program I should use or what material I should buy. The way I saw it, it seemed like you needed very expensive software and expensive material to get a bit of a good result. Meanwhile, I know this isn't true.. In the end, your skill is the most important thing, which I (still?) not quite have, but the point is that the equipment must have some basic things, but beyond that it's just extras. Extras that probably can help, but if you just do it as a hobby for fun, those aren't really worth the money in my opinion. Meanwhile, I have practiced a little more with digital drawing, meanwhile with a sign tablet in hand. And I'd like to share one of my drawings with you. It's about Fan Art based on Lore Olympus, a comic that you can read on Webtoon. In the comic you follow the story of Hades and Persephone, but with a more modern twist. Many difficult but important topics are also addressed. I'm already a big fan! Hopefully you'll find my first attempt at Fan Art a little pleasant to watch!
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The World of Alvergar: Chapter 1
The World of Alvergar: Chapter 1 The Storm awakens - #iwantthisbooster #shortstory #partnering #fantasystories Short Explanation: - The story of the “World of Alvergar” is an interactive story that is made together with everyone on Yoors! In this story, we bring this world to life by adding many different characters, places and events. It takes place in an imaginative Middle Ages where all kinds of adventurous stories take place. And the best part is that YOU can help! To make such a world I am already thinking a lot myself, but also like to hear from you, the people/writers/readers what you have to add to this. So let's build this together and let our creativity go.!! Which preceded.... - We have already added a lot of characters to the world in the previous blogs. (I will write more about this later.) So we have already nicely described our main character Flint and the village where he lives. We also have a start for the story, namely the storm! So for now I thought it was a great time to start Chapter 1 of the story and REALLY write something about the adventure of Flint. I would like to hear tips and feedback about my writing of the next story. I'm used to writing scripts and this is going to seem more like a story from a book. So I personally have no experience with this... BUT YOU PROBABLY DO! 😁 So be sure to give tips and feedback on the story and add something when you know something! Chapter 1: The Storm Awakens - It's a beautiful day in Emmenfield. The beautiful village that originated from cheese trade and also the buildings of cheese are. It's a quiet day for the Cheese Smith and his son “Flint Smithson”. The Smith is busy making a big cheese hammer, this makes him for the Emmental family, the richest family of the village. They have built Emmenfield over the generations and now have complete control over the cheese market. This also creates rivalry and crime. Because the Emmental family is only busy benefiting and keeping their own family in power. Are small groups formed secretly to stop their. Flint sits next to his father and looks at an old portrait of his family when he was little.. Here his mother stands up like a young woman next to his father. Flint was still a little boy with two big teeth. His father asks him if he can bring the hammer away. So Flint puts the picture away in his bag and tackles the hammer wrapped in a nice piece of fabric. His father waves him off while he takes another bite of a block of cheese. Flint runs across the market from Emmenfield to the big house of the Emmental family. He's stopped by a strange character, it's a goat person named Gar of the Chévre family. He tells about the rivalry of the Chévre and Emmental families. These families have been fighting for years, now more secretly than before. And if he brings the hammer to the family, that this will be the end of normal life in the village. Flint decides to ignore this and continues. On Suggestion of @Janne Marthies this rivalry has arisen. Arrived at the big house of the Emmental Family. He knocks at the door with the big door knocker. This looks like a beautiful golden ring in a cow's mouth. After waiting for a while, the big door opens slowly and has a heavy sliding sound. Whoever opens is not the servant as usual. It's no one but Rowdy Emmental this time.. Rowdy is a cow-like boy with the age of Flint. They've known each other since they're little and they always want to be better than the other. Flint is a bit surprised but slowly gives the packaged hammer. Rowdy asks, “Did you talk to anyone before you came here?? “Out of Flint's surprise he nods no. Rowdy says secretly: “Good, because no one can know that I have these until I'm done. Your father knows that, too. Fortunately, I sent him a surprise to make sure he doesn't say anything!” Flint looks up a bit of fright, Rowdy laughs and knows the door. Flint quickly runs to his house. Arriving at his house, he sees his father sitting with a cup of hot tea. Next to him is a strange man but he also seems to be sitting quietly. Flint walks towards them are the man introduces himself as “Albus Blaze, the Wizard of Emmenfield.” Flint doesn't recognize this person from his village and yet he's lived here all his life. Something doesn't seem to be right here. After a short conversation between them, Flint's father tells us that Albus is here to help give the village more life. Right now, Gar is running. Calling to Flint that he shouldn't have given the hammer and that he should get it back. Gar grabs to the collar of Flint fasten a in a kind of fear he shakes him back and forth. Out of nowhere burned Gar, the wizard Albus has shot a fireball at Gar and says, “He knew too much.” Flint is able to promote and do not know what happens to him. His childhood rival Rowdy who has a Hammer he's up to and then sent this wizard to his father who just took down Gar. The Smith grabs a sword and hammer and calls. “What's happening here!” Albus responds: “A lot is going to change here and I'm making sure no one gets in the way.” Flint looks at his father who wants to fight in full rage. The Smith says, “If that includes killing people in Emmenfield, I'm going to stand in the way of it!” He runs at the magician and hits the fireballs on the side this he shoots. Just before he wants to hit the sorcerer there comes A HARD Bang! The sky darkens and in the distance there is a dark cloud. Flint and his father watching what's happening, right now Albus sneaks away. There's been a storm in the distance, the father lays down his weapons and captures Flint. Flint looks up to his father, still not knowing what exactly happens. His father says, “It's time, the storm has awakened, and you're the only one who can stop this.” The End of Chapter 1? More is coming.. - More about the World of Alvagar: - The World of Alvergar: Emmenfield - The World of Alvergar: The Protagonist Flint - The World of Alvergar: First step into the World - A start of something new - This blog is written thanks to: - @Teresa Seia , @Adriana , @Maddys FoodFun , @Janne Marthies and the fans @Mónica , @Ellie Brokking alias Heart , @Zulaine Diaz , @ELINA RICKURA , @EnyaMona , @neygallardo , @Damaris Leon , @pitamaria2000 , @romero_carlos93 , @Naturefreak , @Paula Martins , @keepfaithbaby , @GMO Questions for the following Blog: - - Who meets Flint on his adventure? - What will be the second location of this adventure? - What's Rowdy Emmental gonna do with the Cheese Hammer?? In this I certainly hope again that I have been able to arouse your interest. The story is REALLY coming to life! The next blog we will write more about the characters. At least I have a good feeling about it.! Let's make a new adventure! Greetings - Marc