We left Porto Pino, Sardinia on September 11, heading for Porto Vecchio, Corsica. On the way we stopped for one night each at Malfitano, Capo Carbonara, and Arbatax. We then sailed overnight from Arbatax to Porto Novo, Corsica arriving early on the morning of 15 September. We spent the night at this quiet anchorage before heading into the marina at Porto Vecchio the next morning. Porto Vecchio is a cute town on a hill at the end of a long fjord-like bay that funnels the wind like crazy. The marina leaves much to be desired but when it is blowing over 30 knots consistently, it good to be able to get off the boat and walk around and sample French and Corsican cuisine.
We had dolphins visit Sabbatical III about 20 miles north of Arbatax. Here is a short video of their visit: