Lindsay Steinriede Visits Corsica Island - Toes on the Nose


After an amazing month chasing swells around 3 Islands in Indonesia, I boarded a plane headed toward the south of France. As the plane was touching down in Biarritz, I overheard a young lady in front of me telling her neighbor that she would be flying on to Corsica Island to meet up with some friends.  I had never heard of Corsica Island, but it triggered my interest. Fast forward three and half weeks, there I was, floating in the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea next to this stunning French island.

I flew into Bastia, at the eastern base of the northern peninsula, and would fly out of Ajaccio on the mid western side of the island roughly 5 days later. Known for it’s old port-towns, beautiful bays and beaches, picturesque cliff-side villages, and alluring uninhabited lands, my mini journey up and around Cap Corse if one voyage I will never forget. With adventure available around every one of its winding two-lane road corners, Corsica Island is an explorer’s dream. And exploring this dream I would!

I was on my own, running wild and free, fulfilling my heart’s desires. I got contently lost hiking high up in the Calanques de Piana, and witnessed one of the most magical sunsets I’d ever seen.  I swam to, and scaled the walls, of the Island’s most famous Citadels in Calvi, just because at the time it seemed like a logical method of escaping the heat and seeing what was on the other side of this larger- than-anticipated fortress. I wandered up into the mountains to Sant’ Antonino, a historical 9th century hilltop village, to enjoy breakfast with a 360-degree view of the lands I had been roaming. I spontaneously followed trails and hiked along mountains just to discover what lay around the next bend. And If I couldn’t find the correct dirt road into one of the many captivating bays I came across, I would park in sight and swim the distance just to bask along the ever-changing shorelines.  

I could continue on and on about all the random, spontaneous, activities and soul-satisfying experiences I indulged in on Corsica Island, but at this point you’d probably rather see some of these spectacular moments captured in time. Pictures could never do this place justice, but here’s a glimpse at an unforgettable island escape through the lens of my iPhone 6.


Corsica coast with horse

Corsica coastline

Corsica coast inlet

corsica town on hill

corsica houses on coast

Corsica travel journal

corsica ocean bay

Corsica travel photos

Corsica restaurant

Corsica Harbor

Corsica portrait

Corsica tower

Corsica sunset

Corsica sunset on harborCorsica castle


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