Bastia

Our overnight stop is in the town of Bastia. A bit battered and run down but with artwork and colour on each street. Bastia was the principal capital of Genoese Corsica, and it became French only in the late 1760s. Artwork and street scribbles adorn many of the walls around the city centre. Many ofContinue reading “Bastia”

Boats and sparkling waters

Leaving behind the pretty Agios Ioannis beach behind we’re heading through the tiny settlement to the mini harbour at the far end of the bay. After enjoying the obligatory snaps of vivid bougainvillea we come across the small picturesque chapel of Agios Ioannis which sits above a tiny harbour. There’s absolutely no one around atContinue reading “Boats and sparkling waters”

Plobannalec-Lesconil

The next day heralds some rather drizzly grey weather but not to be deterred we head to the nearby town of Plobannalec-Lesconil. This little harbour town happens to be hosting its weekly farmers market. This involves fresh produce and lots of local meats as usual! Whether its mountains of spice, roasting chickens or brightly coloured wovenContinue reading “Plobannalec-Lesconil”

Villa Garibaldi and La Cala port

Palermo has many public spaces and gardens. One, very close to our B and B is Garibaldi garden, also called Villa Garibaldi. The garden was built between 1861 and 1864 by the architect Giovan Battista Filippo Basile in Piazza Marina in Palermo ‘s historic district of Kalsa. It was dedicated to the national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi to celebrateContinue reading “Villa Garibaldi and La Cala port”

Beautiful Brixham

Our cosy caravan home from home was situated just above the lovely little town of Brixham. It is thought that the name ‘Brixham’ came from Brioc’s village. ‘Brioc’ was an old English or Brythonic personal name and ‘-ham’ is an ancient term for village. The sunshine came out in force for our trot around the little village.Continue reading “Beautiful Brixham”

Grey Torbay days

Easter break means extra days off! Whoopie! So which part of the globe did we whizz off to this time? A sunny beach? A chic city? Nope – Torbay!! Torbay spans the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham located around an east-facing natural harbour (Tor bay) on the English Channel. Not quite the most glamourous of destinations itContinue reading “Grey Torbay days”

Sweet little Symi

During our brief jaunt to Rhodes town we took a ferry over to the glorious little island of Symi. Here’s the first views of the colourful little houses clinging to the hillside. As the ferry pulls into Yialos (the main harbour) we get a closer look at the tiers of housing. Mostly in pastel shades butContinue reading “Sweet little Symi”