As we can see it on the map above, there are as many beautiful anchorages in Corsica as on all the Riviera! The customers flocked on the island of beauty in the season do not make mistakes. Concede that there are still beautiful areas on the Riviera as the Lérins Islands and the islands of Porquerolles and Port Cros. But in a week, we will be happier by renting directly in Corsica. The departures are essentially from Ajaccio, Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio. On the island of beauty, no need to shop around to appreciate its splendour. The east coast is relatively flat and less interesting, the navigation stops in Porto Vecchio before returning to the western side Ajaccio via Bonifacio. Further north, the moorings are also sumptuous with Porto, Girolata, Calvi, etc. We appreciate the cozy ambience of the little restaurants of bay or of mountain.
WINDS IN CORSICA: The TRAMONTANE (15% of the time) is a cold and dry wind from the north, especially in winter. It can be used by a very large Siberian anticyclone or a depression on the center of Italy. The MAESTRALE (5%) comes from the Provençal Mistral. It is dry and violent in summer (gusts - it looks very strong on the sea Balagne) and brings rain in the winter. The LIBECCIU (60%), from the west or southwest, brings warmth and rain to west-facing slopes, only to be perceived as more cold and dry inside the island. It appears after the mistral blows. The Ponente (2%) also comes from the west. The SIROCCO (15%) coming from North Africa, hot and dry, dust-laden Saharan desert. The RISING (2%) from the east, and Grecale (2%) mostly from the northeast. To all these winds, we must add sea breezes and land which play or have played an important role: Ambata, the sea breeze, a cool sea breeze blowing especially in the summer, between 10 and 16 hours; it's synonymous Marinu, mezudiornu; the TERRANU the breeze of night soil; it was useful in past centuries, to the sailing vessels to enable them to gain wide; it is also called muntese or muntagnolu