Angels and Insects…Propriano and Sartene

We drive across the south of the island to Propriano to discover a hotel for insects…

…so any bedbugs, earwigs, spiders, ants and beetles, get your butts out here and party…because Propriano is a pretty cool place…

…except those “buildings” over there are hotels for the soul, i.e. a typically extravagant cemetery! I wonder if A.S.Byatt was thinking of Propriano when she named her book Angels and Insects…

Joking aside, Propriano  is a lovely seaside resort with a pleasant harbour and accompanying restaurants and some pretty beaches around, though the sand is a little coarse (no pun intended – Corse) on the delicate of foot…

After Propriano, we head up to Sartène, named in the guide books as the most Corsican of Corsican towns (whatever that means…). From the outside the rather austere stone blockwork buildings suggest that it’s not worth a visit, even though it’s situated in the most beautiful of areas. However, venture in, and it’s rather lovely – worth stopping for a coffee at any rate…

And don’t forget to explore the old town…

Apparently there’s a rivalry between the lower and upper parts of the town which dates back years. The guide books reassure us that slaughtering each other is a thing of the past – that’s reassuring…

We head on back along the stunning coastal road from Sartene towards Portovecchio…

There’s a famous rock in the shape of an enormous lion that can be seen for miles…

Don’t worry though – if you’re particularly stupid, the place where you must look from is marked for you on the road…

There are some amazing rock formations though. Anybody hazard a guess on these two?

A pair of sea lions making up to each other?

 

One thought on “Angels and Insects…Propriano and Sartene”

  1. Green with envy!!!
    Have you started your campsite job yet?
    Hope that you like it so much that you will do another stint in Corsica next year & I can come & visit?!
    Will be seeing Karin in Venice on 5th June then launching out on my grand Britain trip
    So much to do in so little time!!! xxx Viv

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