Livorno - Moriani-Plage
Woke up early to catch the 8:00h “Corsica ferries” ferry to Bastia (32 EUR). This was my first ferry ride since crossing Lake Michigan on a Badger ferry years ago. I had fun exploring the ship which seemed more like a cruise ship as it had cabins and multiple eating areas. Eventually settled outside on the deck where I climbed to a less traveled area and found a comfy spot with my foam seat. Got some good use out of my binoculars inspecting passing freight ships and other islands.
Once in Bastia, I sourced some topo maps from a local books store, which had a ton of great maps, then booked and boarded a bus, south. I can’t find the info on that bus ride but buses leave from here headed south few times a day also carrying school childern.
The bus ended up taking longer then I had planned so I arrived in Moriani with only an hour of sunlight left. Little bit worried I continued on and purchased some lunch food from a nearby grocery store and headed for the trail as fast as I could. Of course, I immediately got lost winding around backcountry neighborhood looking for the trail. My worries increased because wild camping is something that should be done with great care not to disturb locals and I was running out of time quickly.
With some grace, I found what appeared to be the start of the trail leading out of the neighborhood. There were orange markers on the trees marking it as a hiking trail so went in 500m and found after much searching a flat place to lay my head for the night between two ruined buildings.
( Disclaimer: Wild camping is not legal everywhere and I’m not encouraging doing so blindly. I’m of the belief that land has a certain capacity for wild camping. In nonbusy areas, if leaving no trace, and not disrupting anyone animal or human I think it’s ok. Also reccomend picking up any waste others may have left ).