Corsica Diary 6
the night Rok drives to Ajaccio on the West Coast of Corsica and picks
up Daniel Brasuell. Daniel has less days off than the rest of the crew,
so we picked up a boat for him in Germany, allowing him to fly straight
into Corsica. Originally the trip was one he and Rok planned, the rest
of us just jumped on. In the morning they are rather tired, so we sleep
in and then cruise up to Corte to get a nice breakfast and await the
arrival of some Austrian friends.
Daniel Brasuell and Paul Gamache strolling an ancient street with political freedom graffiti on the left.
sit around for a while and debate what to run today. The Travo is
certainly too low as water levels are dropping. Despite how nasty it
looked we hear the Middle Golo is supposed to be good if you put on
below the nasty siphons we saw when we did the Upper Golo.
From what we've heard this section of the Middle Golo never has water
because it's directly below a major dam. The Austrians have been here
many times and this is the highest snowpack in twenty plus years and
there is water in the river, so we decide it's time to do an unusual
Corsican river. Something new for everyone, the Santa Regina section.
Perhaps one of the most cliche views of Corte, the fortress on the mountain is quite a sight.
Matias Nunez finds a sweet natural mask at the put-in.
Michael Wutti enjoys a nice ledge a good ways into the run.
With Daniel Brasuell joining the group I was focused more on video than
stills, accidentally still had my camera in video settings here.
Michael Stromer in the typical read and run character of the Middle
we have a solid mix of people; Slovenia, USA, Argentina and Austria. We
join together for a classic part of river culture, group dinner in the
Corsica Diary 7