In the laziest part of the afternoons, our host would serenade us on his ukulele and everyone drank Pimm's while sampling the island's soft cheeses and dried meats. Our final destination was Ajaccio, birthplace of Napoleon so, knowing this, I'd brought along a copy of Stanley Kubrick's un-produced "Napoleon" screenplay from 1969. Our second night in Corsica --the evening of the super moon -- we anchored near Girolata, an adorable postage-stamp of a place accessible only by sea. Perhaps my fondest memory of our adventure is when the first mate rigged up a rope swing from the mast which we took turns jumping from like swashbuckling fools. Often the crew would get an early start so by the time we awoke, the boat was at a new destination surrounded by stunning red rocks and deep pool blue water. A line from Kubrick's script has stayed with me even now that I'm back in New York. It was Napoleon discussing battle strategy. "The simplest moves are always the best," he said. I guess the same reasoning might apply to vacation strategies.