Yummy French Croissants
21 June 2014 | Macinaggio Corsica France
After 6 days on the Italian island of Elba to replace the refrigerator ice box, we had a nice sail 44 nautical miles on Saturday June 21 to the north end of the French island of Corsica. We pulled into the harbor of Macinaggio to find that French diesel fuel prices were 30 Euro cents per liter less than Italy. So we filled the tanks before berthing.
This small resort town was a nice place for an evening bike ride. The restaurants were markedly French and the meal we selected was wonderful. The “French” fries were a specialty and were definitely among the best we had ever tasted.
Before leaving the next morning, we made a visit to the French market for fresh produce and best of all to the local boulangerie for WARM, FRESH, DELICATE croissants. It was good to be in France, even if only for this one day for now.
The Cape at the north end of the island of Corsica is infamous to high winds and heavy seas, but when we left the island on Sunday morning, the conditions were very calm, so we had a tranquil start as we rounded the Cape and headed for the Italian mainland (92 Nautical miles away)