Ocean wolf has new wind scoops. They keep the simmetjes manageable.
After staying in Sardinia Ocean Wolf is moving on. The storms passed and wrecked havoc in Valencia. There was quite a bit of wind at the dock but calmer weather has arrived hence it time to make a move.
Near the coast of Sardinia there was good cellphone reception which was convenient.
Ocean Wolf has been at sea for a few days and has been heading East. Mallorca is now (nearly in sight).
Lefkas was great again.
Well…let’s exclude the smell produced by the garbage dump next to the marina.
The forecast is promising.
After leaving Pireas/Athens Ocean wolf spend a few night in Poros. Time has come to move on though.
Rounding Poros brings the Ocean Wolf on it’s route back to the Ionean. The long way around.
After another day sailing there is a lot of progress. Oct 9, 2019 15:03 UTC , Course 334.0°, Speed 8.5 kn.
As we were woken up by some light breeze while on our sheltered anchorage we decided to rise early (at 6-ish) and spend some hour motoring north. Up against 30 knots of apparent wind.
Obviously this mostly to test the clear view screen some more.
As we empirically established temperatures in Greece can reach >30C. Thus we wake up a little earlier to enjoy the cooler morning hours such that we can relax during the hot afternoon. To keep the indoor temperature somewhat manageable we installed some wind scoops.
These tunnel the breeze above deck to the cabins below. We first did some POC trials using a towel (not great) and a piece a plastic foil (much better) before we found some commercial model in the local chandler. As shown in the picture it’s a simple little scoop shaped sail out of spinnaker cloth that is positioned above a deck hatch. As soon as we installed these the Meltemi started. Thus we had to take down our wind scoops in fear a damaging them due to the strong gusts of wind.