corsica 4: another day at the beach

Today we headed for the beaches a little ways northwest. A rather long drive - a quick stop under autumn leaves and crisp, dark skies in the hilltop town of Sartene, passing through busy Propriano, and finally winding our way up and then back down to reach Campomoro. 

We found a lonely little cove and sat for lunch. As the sun worked its way through the clouds, we ventured into the clear, pale water, and gathered stones for skipping. After lunchtime, a few more swimmers and snorkelers made their way along the beach, and we moved on to Roccapina. 

After a brief roadside stop for candied almonds, eau de vie, and honey, we emerged from the curvy, brush-lined roads, at another stretch of coast. We found a lumpy dirt road down from the pavement, and bounced along the long, narrow, corridor to the white sand beach at Rocapina for the last bit of sun. Passing back through Figari, we stopped for some groceries, produce mostly, and wine. We made a flat-bread pizza with sundried tomatoes, green pepper and onion, and ate a salad under the single-bulb light dangling from one of the olive branches in the yard.

On the beach, looking at the sky toward the water (above) away (below).