Ocean has been out of the water and at the dock the past months. Lots of maintenance took place. At last the time has come to set sail eastbound.
The start was a little rocky as the autopilot had to adjust itself to the new reality and saying farewell to Valencia. After some convincing it functions as designed. The wind has been very calm. So full sail it is.
The weather is great. The sun is shining, the sky is blue there is a slight breeze.
The windcatchers installed, the ports holes are open. We created some extra shade on deck with a makeshift Bimini extension. i.e. a piece of cloth, several pieces of string and an arch of carbon tent pole. Life is great.
At some stage however we thought it’d be great to run the for a bit and cool things down the modern way. We turned on the airconditioner. Seconds later we learned that that one of the room fancoil units sprang a leak. Water sprayed around like a little fountain. We stopped the fun by quickly turning off the airconditioning. We contemplate spending summer on slightly cooler shores. Perhaps in Greenland, while it lasts?
Perhaps one day we can make our trusty Climma work again.