Posts about sea

Capo Sant’Andrea, Elba

The rocky coastline in the north west of Elba is unique in the world; granite magma, deposited by a volcano seven million years ago, is impregnated with orthoclase crystals and forms a peculiar, smoothed surface. On first seeing the rocks, they appeared to have been concreted-over, but on closer inspection, it was obvious that it’s […]

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Viticcio

One of the joys of a holiday on the Mediterranean coast is finding small villages, hidden away amongst the folds of the coast, and the special places therein. Although I didn’t know it when I took this photo, there’s an excellent, if tiny, restaurant beneath the gazebo in the centre of this photo. Frequented by […]

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Enfola, Elba

The tiny, narrow headland where we spent time sunbathing and snorkelling. In the distance on the left of the photo, Napoleon’s hill fort "Villa Dei Mulini" sits atop the hill next to the main port, Portoferraio. Photographed during a hot and sweaty walk to the top of the hill at the far end of the […]

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Corsica on the horizon

During dinner in a hidden local restaurant, very popular with locals and probably hardly known by tourists, we had a grandstand view of the sun as it set gloriously over the Mediterranean. On the horizon, a huge cloudbank obscured the French island of Corsica and added a little drama to the scene.

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Enfola, Elba

We’re usually a little unsettled until we find "our places" when staying somewhere on holiday; quiet, picturesque spots where we don’t get over-run by tourists and where we can feel comfortable. This was the little beach we found which matched what we were looking for. After spending time on all of the other coasts, "our […]

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