Macinaggio is a lovely quiet little place – almost a one-street town – and was full of Italian yachts. Even the boulangerie was called a panetaria. They obviously make landfall here when sailing over from Italy. This morning there was a small street market and Andy stocked up on his 5 euro T-shirt collection.
Today we continued on to Bastia so that we can take the train and do an inland trip into the mountains. The east side of Cap Corse is much more protected and we passed vineyards and olive groves set among the green maquis-clad hills. Although Cap Corse is only about 5 miles wide, the highest point is 1300m so it is still impressive scenery. The forecast southeasterly, which would have given us a nice sail, manifested as a southerly then southwesterly, so we really have done the whole of Cap Corse with the wind on the nose!