We arrived to a favorite anchorage, inside Capo Carbonara, where we spent time in 2013 on the SE tip of Sardinia for a peaceful night sleep. Our second and new anchorage, Porto Malfatano, on the south coast we thought would be calm but periodic katabatic winds kept the anchorage quite active during the day. One minute we had 16 knots and seconds later 42 knots. Our Rocna anchor held firm! Luckily the nights were much calmer.
Around the SW corner and up the coast we stopped at Carloforte on Isola Di San Pietro. What a gem!
Carloforte is the only village on the island and it is bustling but yet relaxed. Marine Sifredi has very friendly and helpful staff with full services. For any drafts deeper than 1.5 meters, do not expect to get fuel here due to the shallow depth in the fishing harbour. Across the main street from the marina is a fuel station where you can fill a portable tank.
The annual Tuna Festival was due to start on the day we departed. It was obvious this is a big event for this village. Sound stages were erected in several places and many tables were set up for tasting Tuna in a variety of preparations.
UNFORTUNATELY, the lack of winds for many days to come forced us to depart for the 30 hours of motoring to Menorca. It is so true that appointments do not mix well with sail boats. As we had to be in Palma Mallorca on a certain date to get our life raft inspected and re-certified we had to leave, wind or no wind.