Have you ever had trouble sleeping?
Anticipation sometimes disrupts my sleep and last night I had one of those kinds of tossy-turny sleeps. I kept dreaming about big boats and passenger ferries and the rocking of the waves and the fear of sea sickness.
We are embarking on an adventure tonight; we are driving to Marseille and taking us and our car on the overnight passenger ferry to Ajaccio in Corsica. The crossing is about ten hours and I am assured that the seas will be velvet smooth and that I will sleep the deepest of sleeps…The fact that the weather is wild and stormy plus the nagging thought that there will be 2600 other happy travellers by my side on the Napolean Bonaparte does nothing to allay my doubts.
Ever the romantic and with the most positive of thoughts intact I am trying to remain not only calm but also excited by this escapade.
The promise of our very own cabin, with it’s own porthole, various bars, several restaurants and one throbbing discotheque has huge appeal and who would want to miss out on the opportunity to wine, dine and dance their way over the seas to Corsica…..I would never have felt skeptical in the first place if I hadn’t mentioned our little trip to several friends. It would seem that the only way to travel to Corsica is by plane….Where is their sense of adventure….I ask.
Tomorrow when I wake up I will be in Corsica, the holiday destination for Provencals. If Provence is the preferred stop for Francophile travellers then Corsica is the number one vacation spot for Provencals. As we are part-time Provencals it’s time we find out what all the fuss is about.
Think of me tonight when you are tucked up cosy in your beds for I will be skimming through the Mediterranean. I figure the bar will be as good a place to pass the time as any and if the crossing is too rough for that promised dreamy sleep then I can always dance my way to Ajaccio……
Speak to you from there…..xv