Thursday, 7 May 2020
GR20 or Five go Mad on Corsica. Part One.
I was going to put a post up on a local Clydebank walk during the lock down but I'd ran out of room on my computer drives to store it and while searching through old folders to delete some I found these again. A backpacking trip to Corsica from 2001. I also realized most of my best, most adventurous, photos/trips are in the past and that everything I've done, when I die, will probably be tossed in a skip somewhere and forgotten, so better to get it out again before that happens. Five of us in our old mountaineering club went to Corsica to do the famous GR20 in 2001. This is the walk from Nice Airport to the seafront and our overnight hotel. A grassy path runs parallel to this busy road under the palm trees and is a joy to explore so I picked that route instead. Only 20 feet away from here under the trees to the right but what a difference it makes. Full of insects, birdsong, and furtive wildlife instead of traffic noise and fumes.