Wednesday, December 07, 2011



"ENTERING THE RESERVE - The 19.19 square km Reserve (9.19 land; 10 marine) is a Natural World Heritage Site, and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1983"










"CORSICA & SARDINIA - Holes in the rocks..."



Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! Last time I was saying that «speaking health, it can only get worse». And it did... On Tuesday, November 22nd, by 8:45 a.m., I was ending my hourly walk outside a football stadium near home. I tumbled and went straight with my head against the metal protection of the outside platform... Result: Blood everywhere, run to the street, had a passing car taking me to the nearby hospital and had an eight or nine centimetre long wound sutured with more than ten stitches (the surgeon didn’t want to tell me how many; just mentioned «many»)... Fortunately, I didn’t fracture the skull and didn’t lose consciousness... What a fright... But you can’t imagine how happy I am to be here posting and commenting... ;)
Now, let’s get back to live and see the fabulous Scandola Natural reserve!! Enjoy and have a great week!!

diane b said...

Trotter you poor thing! That must have been a scary experience. Thank goodness you didn't break anything.
The way those rocks reach up perpendicular from the sea is amazing. It must have been fun winding through them and the holes.

SusuPetal said...

Oh, poor you! Luckily you are back here! Take care!!

alicesg said...

Take good care and hope you are getting better soon. Lovely rock formation and I spotted a mountain goat in one of the photo. Have a nice weekend.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Gil, I hope you are doing better now. Do take good care of yourself and get well soon.

About this post - I'm amazed. I haven't ever seen the likes of this anywhere else! Its quite a something to know that places such as these exist, you know!


eye in the sky said...

About time there's a new post here, which means you're alright, Gil. Been coming here checking for new posts and it's finally here - but do get well soon.

And those rock formations are amazing! Goodness, they fire the imagination. Beautiful!

Gattina said...

I can only say "you rock" !!
Hope your stitches healed by now.

PeterParis said...

I really worried about you..., not posting....

Well, 2011 hasn't been one of the best years for you obviously, but happy to see that you are back with us again! Take care!!

I have been lucky enough to see all this in nature, but your photos of course meke you wish to go back! (That "goat picture" is really something!)

Cloudia said...

Magnificent is right!

Hey, you are as clumsy as ME, LOL

Do feel better and better,
blog buddy

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

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april said...

Oh Gil, take care of yourself. What a bad accident. I'm glad you're better now.
Wonderful photos of the rocks in Corsica. Spectacular.
Many greetings,

Nikon said...

Sorry to hear about the fall, Gil.
Any injury to the head (even mine) will tend to scare you!
As always you have posted great photos - I never knew just how beautiful the waters of the Med. are until I found your photos.
Thanks as always for your visit!

magiceye said...

marvelous pictures as usual!

you take care

yyam said...

Goodness! Glad you are alright though. Rest well and thanks for the great pictures as always!

Ramakrishnan said...

Magnificent & incredible pics of Corsica & Sardinia - places of such great historical importance. Napoleon was lucky to be imprisoned in such a breathtakingly beautiful place.
So sorry to hear about your unfortunate accident.Welcome back & have a great weekend. Best Wishes Ram

Lakshmi said...

Im glad you are much better..sounded rather worrying when you mentioned about the accident..I was in Jordan and I just got back.

And these photographs are just brilliant..what an amazing place ..

Pietro Brosio said...

Hello Gil, so sorry to read about your accident, I'm glad to see you posting and hope you are doing better now. "Incredible" and "magnificent" are the right words indeed. Wonderful views, nice photos, amazing rocks!
Wishing you all the best

Dina said...

You travel to all these rugged places in the world and don't get hurt. I guess it is good you "chose" your hometown in which to fall and bleed.
Oi, thank God you were able to get to the street and get help and that you are now on the mend.

These pictures are amazing. I especially love the eagle nest and the mountain goat.
And the menhirs and dolmens in a previous post--so impressive.

Be well, take care, dear Gil.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh my Goodness I always fear falling at the stadium I fell down my hill in the back yard and broke my wrist and its taking a while to heal. and the bones didn't set right but it seems to be ok the way it is so we will see. Hope you are feeling better now.
Nice shots

RuneE said...

No wonder they put this area a world Heritage List - fabulous!

I hope you are doing better by this time :-)

99 said...

Gil, querido amigo blogero, si você que caminhou tanto e tanto caminho difícil teve esse acidente acho que foi porque estava sonhando desperto com alguma das maravilhas que conhece... e que nos faz conhecer...(agora depois de ver essas fotos de Scandola vou ter muito cuidado eu mesma!)

Falando sem brincadeira, me da felicidade saber que você está fora de todo perigo.

Passe um bom Natal com sua família e que o novo ano 2012 seja o melhor da sua vida!
Vai aqui nosso carinho desde Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mike & Alicia

Daniel Chérouvrier said...

Paysages splendides.
Je te souhaite une prompte récupération après cette aventure douloureuse.

BLOGitse said...

Oh no Gil...good that accident is past.
I was breathless checking your stone pictures - that kind of nature's creations make me feel like a mummy.
When reading your story I was shocked again. Thank god you're okay now!
Take care,
have a pleasant Sunday and a good week ahead!

Dsole said...

Gil, i hope you're getting fine by now! accidents happen all the time, it's just the lucky you have the difference it makes. I'm glad you're posting again and doing fine! now you have christmas vacation to rest with your family and then you'll be traveling around those beautiful places pretty soon!!
I'm really happy to hear from you, it's was a long time since i was posting. i think i'm back with the blog, but who knows?
take care,
greetings from madrid :)

Dsole said...

ah!! i like those pics! what a view, my friend!! rocks, the sea, the sky, beautiful!

magda said...

Before a welcome, I want to express how much I felt sorry, for your accident.
The good news is, that you here with us and it is not something more serious happened.
Many thanks for your visit and for so kind comment!
Your photos are GREAT!!!!
The rocks are as magnificent, that rights are protected by UNESCO.
I admired the big picture with the hole and the goat!
The eagle's nest!
I saw the video on Youtube, your amazing trip!!!
The video with the sunsets,is not on Youtube and did not see that.
You are allready in my favorites blogs.
I wish you quick recovery!
Best regards

lyliane six said...

Cher Gilles, je suis contente pour vous que vous allez mieux quel accident! vous êtes tombé sur la tête comme le monde dans lequel nous vivons!!!?
Nous partons à Hong Kong le 19 et revenons le 2 janvier
Passez de bonnes fêtes de fin d'année
Je vous embrasse et vous souhaite une bonne année ainsi qu'à toute votre famille.

Thérèse said...

Just a matter of time to recover fully, take care.
The photo with the goat is awesome.
One more beautiful trip.

Light and Voices said...

I can't imagine seeing this in person; but if only. Wowza!
Joyce M

Ola said...

monumental and beatiful!

juka14 said...

What a bad fall, hope you're feeling much better now.

These rocks are very impressive! Fantastic place to visit.

Emery Roth said...

Rips and tears are uually better than insidious ailments, and it sounds as if you will be fine. I'm certainly glad to see you back at your blog, and this entry is magnificent. Is this the place where Antonioni filmed "LAvventura? In any case, the place looks magnificent and your phots. Soundsl ike you're doing OK. Feel better.

Anonymous said...

Magnificent and I am especially enthralled with that last photo Gil and for goodness sakes, take care of yourself. We want to see you here all the time posting your gorgeous posts. xo

Joseph Pulikotil said...


I am shocked to read about your head injury and the stitches. Please be careful.Don't go for walks if you are not keeping well. I will pray to for your speedy recovery.Please take care of your health.

I enjoyed watching every photo of yours.They are fabulous and the locations are unique and awe inspiring.Truly magnificent.

Take care,

Ron said...

Beautiful! Glad you are doing ok. Happy Holidays!!!

joo said...

I've just come back from the brief visit in the UK and read about your accident! Terrible, but hope your're better now!
What a gorgeous places your're showing us in this post! Simply amazing!
Have a nice afternoon and take care!

rochambeau said...

Dear Gil,
I'm sorry to hear about your accident, but glad to know a stranger helped you and that you are now feeling better. Thankfully you have so many beautiful sights to imagine including even two rock kissing.
Hugs to you and Mrs. T!!


Things are getting ready to be HAPPY and GOOD for you two!!

Mariposa said...

Beautiful place.. i love the holes in the rocks! Have a wonderful Christmas and get well soon!

Regina said...

Hi glad you are fine. Sorry about the accident.

Wonderful captures here! love the place.

I've been busy lately. Missing you all my blogland friends.
Cheers and regards.


Urmi said...

I felt very bad to hear about your accident. Hope you are recovering slowly and by God's grace you will be fine soon.
Absolutely breathtaking pictures of the rocks. Beautiful place and I feel visiting those places specially the Eagles nest.
Take proper care of your health.
You are welcome at my new posts-

Andrea Gerák said...

Hi Gil, it's great to "see" you again, I am happy that you didn't have a bigger problem from your accident!
Wonderful places, thanks for sharing!
Do well!!

[G@ttoGiallo] said...

Keep posting and stay away from football stadiums!

My Unfinished Life said...

oh!!..wish you speedy recovery....accidents in winters are double bad!!

the pics are amazing as always!!

eye in the sky said...

The sea looks so blue, and clear. You don't wonder why this is a UNESCO site. Get well, Gil, and Merry Christmas! :)

Lakshmi said...

Brilliant blues again..hope 2012 takes you to new shores ..have a great year

Trotter said...

Hi Folks! Sorry for the delay! Hope you had a great holiday season and that you’re prepared to face 2012 in good shape. With the entire crisis around us, it will be needed a great deal of strength and luck... ;)

Too scary...

Back to business, as usual...

Alice SG,
Mountain goats are found in weird places... ;)

Thanks!! It’s an incredible place...

Going better, thanks...

Incredible rocks...

I’m afraid 2012 wouldn’t be any better... And the Merkely tandem won’t help...

Too clumsy... Now I’m walking at least four metres away each side from any obstacle... ;)


Those waters are fabulous; but sometimes the Italian captains get passengers too close to them...

Trotter said...

Part Two:


Strange things happen...

Sardinia is not visible on this post... And Napoleon was born in Corsica, but was not in jail there... The islands where he was in prison and exiled were the Isle of Elba and St. Helena...

One day I’ll see Petra, Jordan...

Thanks. Getting better...

Welcome here! It’s a miracle how the disaster evolved...

We definitely are not young any more... ;)

It’s an incredible place!!

Obrigado! Foi uma experiência muito assustadora. Ainda hoje quando me lembro fico admirado como, no fim, tudo se passou aparentemente sem maior dano do que uma cicatriz que está a desaparecer (a parte não tapada pelo cabelo… ;))


Trotter said...

Part Three:

Scary... but over!!

I know that accidents happen all the time... but there have been too many for Real against Barça lately... ;))

Thanks! Great pleasure to have you here!! Look forward to reading you often on Blogtrotter!!

J’espère que vous ayez eu des belles vacances à Hong-Kong !!

Time heals…



Thanks for the concern!!

L’Aventura was filmed in Isola Bianca, an Italian island just north of Sicily...

I’m back... ;)

Thanks for your concern. Things are healed now...

Trotter said...

Part Four and final, for the time being...


Hope you had a nice trip to UK!

Gustav Klimt in stone... ;)

Great that you liked...

Great to read you here again!!

Thanks! Great to see your posts!!

So long ago... Great to see you here again!! Great, great pleasure...

It’s the dam Benfica stadium... ;))


Welcome back!!