Not wanting to stay more than necessary in Marina Coppola we departed for Marina di Maiori an hour further northeast but this marina was to small (shallow) for Dora Mac so we dropped anchor outside the beach nearby. This was a rolly business due to all passangerboats passing in the area and the morning after we headed to sea bound for Panarea in the Aeolian Islands (125Nm).
We were fortunate enough to approach the first island Stromboli at dawn still being able to see the intermittent glow from it´s alltime active volcano.
The whole passage was a comfortable business and early morning we dropped anchor at 10mtrs with good holding outside San Pietro ,the main settlement of Panarea.
With crystal clear water,active volcanos and still low season these islands seems to be a gem.