A helpful discussion on Mednet lead to a clear recommendation of Argostoli as the best destination from Roccella Ionica. Accordingly, first thing the day after the excessive winds had moderated, we laid course due east for Argostoli. For 24 hours, a now too gentle wind from astern made it difficult to maintain 3 knots. But we did just manage it, and the sails remained full, and we had a really good night's sleep. Then, the second day, the wind picked up from the north until we were romping along at 10 to 12 knots under full plain sail. At midday, Kefalonia poked over the horizon.
|Argostoli from above|