Peter Bargh

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July 9th, 2016

Belgodere

A morning looking around Belgodere in Corsica

Belgodere

 

July 8th, 2016

Corte

inland Corsica to the town of Corte for today’s excursion

Corte

 

July 7th, 2016

Saint Florent

Day out in Saint Florent on the north of Corsica

Saint Florent

 

July 5th, 2016

San Parteo walk

I walked from the villa in Speloncato up the hill following the stream through quite over grown woodland path up to the D63 and then due to closed sections of the walk kept on the road until I reached the main walkers path at Bocca di Bataglia and began the walk to San Parteo taking in the Mont Tolu first.

I went with one banana and a half full bottle of water…and soon wished id had more provisions.

The path was really clear at first but soon the markings disappeared, and in many places so did the path. Much of the route was reliant on people’s small cairns placed haphazardly along the way.

San Parteo

The climb/scramble up San Parteo was hard…i was tired as I’d not done any walking for three weeks due to a damaged calf. I had to rest several times on the way up, but the view from the top was great.

San Parteo

Highlight along the way, trying to rejoin the path from the D63 road I followed a track along through a field of gorse getting my legs scratched along the way. It didnt seem to be going anywhere so after about 15 mins I turned and headed back to the road. At this point I heard a bird of prey, looked up and saw one circling me. He slowly came closer as he made a third circle. On the fifth circle he was only about 15-20 foot above me…dinner? Thankfully he decided I was too scrawny and soared off. I did have chance to photograph him.

Red Kite

 

 

July 4th, 2016

Calvi

Day out in Calvi on the north east coast of Corsica…on the way over we stopped at the mountain village of Sant Antonino

Calvi

 

July 3rd, 2016

Corsica

A week in North Corsica with friends Nigel and Jean. Flight on Flybe from Birmingham to Bastia

Speloncato

Stayed in Maison les Calanches, a superb property on the edge of Speloncato which was apparently previously owned by author Ian Rankin.  (very bottom left house of village – in centre of photo above) This overlooked the valley towards the sea. Each day red kites flew gracefully over our heads. Also saw martins, woodpeckers, various brown things, blackcaps, and on the wildlife front a pair of boars passed by on out last night.