Bye bye Sardinia

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.

On route towards Mallorca

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).

Wind scoop

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.

Wind scoop above the port hatch.

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.