Feeling hot?

Ocean Wolf is in sunny Valencia, Spain.

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.

The Quest for the missing Wire Brush

There should be two steel brushes on Ocean Wolf.

Despite an extensive search party they remain missing in action.

Not in the machine room, not in the crew cabin, not onder the floor or even in the bilge. Not in the toolbox, the tool closet, not with the paint supplies…

This torpedoed the plan to paint new depth markers on the anchor chain.

Anchor chain

The quick fix would be to mark it with new tie-raps instead.

We did that before and they tend to disappear as they are being mangled by the chain.

A nights sleep provides new energy and inspiration to search some more. The challenge is provided by Occam’s razor. When it not in the obviously place it must be in a non obvious place. And there are many of those.

Eventually they turned up in the machine room. They were placed out of harms way safely tucked behind some cable duct close to the ceiling. Mystery solved.


Cats in Valencia

Before arriving life was normal. But shortly after arrival Spain went into lockdown. Thus no more cruising as entering and leaving the marina is prohibited.

Due to the strictly enforced restriction leaving the boat is next to impossible. Cycling to a shop is frowned upon (apparently normal people don’t cycle thus: forbidden. )

The primary entertainment that remains is to make a careful study of the local cats.