Bonifacio - and music came to town

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3 guitars on a summer evening in Bonifacio, Corsica doing a jam

Next morning I felt pretty but it was mixed with something from outer space; it was as if I had slept very good and little at the same time. The fact was that I had gone to bed at 2am and had gotten up 8.30am which is more that I get in general. I could feel my last attempt to prolong my night at the B52 bar but I was pretty ok.

I went down to the breakfast which was outside in the pavilion next to the water in the harbour. The day before I had not been able to taste the cheese dish because I was too full, but here at the breakfast all the favourites from the day before appeared again. This was a great way to start the morning; fresh baked bread with local cheese and fig marmalade, good fresh coffee and orange juice where you could taste the fruit meat.

My friends had to work for some hour or so, they were finalizing a chapter in a book and I decided to go down to the big boats to see how they looked like in daylight.

The houses are built directly on the cliffs
They had been very impressing during the night.

Most of the large boats had left, some of them very early I heard. Usually they get a head start while the passengers are sleeping; I could imagine I would have it if I have a boat life like these guys do. I strolled along the promenade until we had to leave for the golf.

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After the golf we went back to Bonifacio and decided to meet at 7 45pm. I took a nice cold bath and shower at the hotel. I didn't really feel warm and sweaty after the golf because of the wind that had been blowing the whole day and we had no shelter on the course, but it came when we sat down in the clubhouse afterwards together with the heat.

The harbour at evening

 

After the shower we went for a visit in the Haut Village de Bonifacio or the old part of the town which was situated on the cliffs 60 meters above the water. It was a very old town build after ancient Mediterranean traditions with narrow streets and high houses in order to create shade as much as possible. The narrow streets were covered with small squares where restaurant, bars and souvenir shops competed about our attention.

We walked all the streets which didn’t take more than an hour or so before we decided to eat at Café de la Poste which had been the first restaurant we spotted when we entered the city. The food was nice here and afterwards we went down to the harbour and our hotel to get a nightcap before we were going to bed much earlier that the day before; we had tee off at 7,50am the following day.

The harbour was full

At the harbour we walked a while before we found a place that attracted us; most of the place played too loud for talking because it was Friday night. We found a café where two guys were playing good acoustic guitar and we sat down next to them and enjoyed their abilities which where amazing. Later a third guy joined and they continued with their art. It didn’t take long before we had to move back before a guy with a contrabass came to join and a little later a young guy with an accordion. Suddenly a woman appeared and started to sing; it was one of these great moments.

We didn’t go to bed as early as anticipated because this was to good to not stay for.   

Chokk says:
I still listen to the 3 guitars, just to get the mood back
Posted on: Jul 19, 2009
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The harbour was full
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Boats everywhere
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One of the old fishing boats
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Towards the end of the bay
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Here we ate later, good food
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A small boat in this harbour
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Summer SMART
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Come dance at my dico boat
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Nice disco boat
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Yet another nice boat
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These white cliffs looked like cl…
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A modern classic
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Along the harbour
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White cliffs
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Small speed boat
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Nice wall
Beginning of the harbour
Beginning of the harbour
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Boats everywhere
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Blue wonder
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Small ship
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Decoration in one restaurant
Baby boat on the way!!
Baby boat on the way!!
When the music stopped
When the music stopped
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Inside a restaurant
Wonderful house
Wonderful house
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Ships and boats
Nice fruit colours
Nice fruit colours
Hotel Caravelle in the back
Hotel Caravelle in the back
Music
Music
A old watch tower on the coast
A old watch tower on the coast
Looking down at a 4floor boat!
Looking down at a 4floor boat!
Palms makes the summer come
Palms makes the summer come
The mast is about 30 meters high!
The mast is about 30 meters high!
The wal in to the Haut village
The wal in to the Haut village
The old houses
The old houses
Narrow streets
Narrow streets
The cliffs of Bonifacio
The cliffs of Bonifacio
I love these narrow streets
I love these narrow streets
More narrow streets
More narrow streets
Palms whereever they fit
Palms whereever they fit
A door to a church
A door to a church
Holding the houses
Holding the houses
Yet another little church
Yet another little church
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Street signs
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Just over a door
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Old high houses
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Narrow and steep stairs
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On the top of Bonifacio
A curtain of food!
A curtain of food!
Local wine and sausage
Local wine and sausage
Local wine and oils
Local wine and oils
Street corner
Street corner
Where we had diner
Where we had diner
Cosican food
Cosican food
Growing through the roof
Growing through the roof
Light all night
Light all night
Readu for a fish
Readu for a fish
Funny looking fish
Funny looking fish
Music all night
Music all night
Music til the end
Music til the end
Bonifacio Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Café de la Poste
In the nice and ancient village of Bonifacio, which situated on a cliff overlooking the water towards Sardine, we found our restaurant for the evening… read entire review
Bonifacio
photo by: santafeclau