Category Archives: Mediterranean


Corsica was always a mysterious place in my mind. Part of France but not fully embracing it, birth place of Napoleon, and possibly Columbus, it’s rugged landscape and isolated location have kept the culture very separate from the world. I … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Canals

In mid-December we spent a night in Lalinde, a town on the Dordogne River east of Bergerac. As so often happens here in SW France, it turned out to be yet another charming medieval place, but this one has a … Continue reading

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Along the Canals du Midi and du Garonne

I feel like I’ve been gushing with too much praise of our routes on this journey but I can’t help it. There really has been very little about which to complain and a lot that deserved glowing reports. Mostly we’ve … Continue reading

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Along the French Mediterranean

After renting a car and speeding across Italy, we cruised into France aboard Corsica Ferries, landing in Bastia on the island of Corsica. Charmed again by an old European town we stayed a couple of days longer than planned then … Continue reading

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