Bavella and Filingosa

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Walk towards La Trou
So I went to Bavella on the 11th (even if the location is set as Ajaccio - it was too difficult to find it on the map here!)

We went for what was spposedly a three hour walk, but was in fact only two (although we admittedly stopped for lunch, and the climbing took a bit of time as well - to be explained in a minute!)

So we did the walk called 'La Trou de la Bombe' (it had a Corsican name but I have apparently already forgotten it!) Which involved a fairly easy walk  with a rather large hole in the mountain at the end! Its about 8m in diameter, and to get to it, you have to do a bit of nifty footwork, combined with the help of a rope somebody has put there to help pull yourself up when needed (a lot of people got half way and turned around, not me.
The menhirs at Filingosa
..I kept on going!!) And once you get up there, it really is beautiful, but I couldn't do much as the thought of falling over the edge made my stomach churn a little!! So to get a photo of what was below, I just wrapped the cord of my camera round my wrist and stuck my arm out! So I couldn't quite work out what was what - its kinda just greenery with a few rocks in it!!

So yes, it wasn't quite as long as we'd expected/hoped, but it was still nice. Oh, and if you plan on climbing up, I recommend hiking boots!

On our way back we passed through Filingosa - kinda like a Stonehenge, although actually completely different! It was interesting, we paid 5€ to go in, we wandered round, listened to the commentary box things they had and understood nothing of it (it was in 5 languages and we didn't understand it in French or English. It was all archaeological gibberish!) but it was nice to say we'd been and we'd seen some prehistoric rocks from the bronze age!
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Walk towards La Trou
Walk towards La Trou
The menhirs at Filingosa
The menhirs at Filingosa
Le Dinosaure
'Le Dinosaure'
Sunset on the way back to Ajaccio
Sunset on the way back to Ajaccio
Weird tree after many years expose…
Weird tree after many years expos…
the hole!
the hole!
The picture I got when I stuck my …
The picture I got when I stuck my…
The view across from the Trou
The view across from the Trou
The main Menhir
The main Menhir
The remains of a building of some …
The remains of a building of some…
A Soldier
A Soldier
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photo by: eglp