The next day is Sunday which concerns me. Our village is on the side of a mountain, I doubt there is an ATM, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, let alone Sunday. We ask the woman at the desk, one of two who are both new to us and after much sign language and gesticulating she says "L'ile Rousse"! Only 20 minutes on the D13. Off we go and find the silver lining on this cloud.
The bluest Mediterranean beach in a bustling little town just ---yes---20 minutes on the D13, one of the best and easiest mountain winding hairpin turn roads yet! And, in addition to plenty of ATMs
they have an open air market to boot!
We vow to return to that beautiful beach and step foot into the Mediterranean for the first time.
Luckily on our jaunt over to the ATM we found that the village of Pigna is right off of the D13, which is very convenient since we are having dinner there this same night.
U Palazzo sits on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, the sunsets are spectacular and so is the food.
The village itself is quite the draw, extremely charming with tiny little cobblestone streets and beautiful views from everywhere,
but then again that is Corsica.
Referring back again to "The Pillars of Hercules", Theroux writes how Corsica has only a "couple of good roads and many bad ones but all are spectacular".
I would have to agree.