Last updated: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Today has been the sort of day where a job at the local supermarket, stacking shelves, has a lot of appeal. The wind picked up once again this morning and we have had the pleasure of steaming in a full blow with an associated rough sea. Rolling heavily at times, working has not proved to be easy and for the Catering team in the Galley and the Saloon it will not have been easy. The food, as always, has been lovely.
I have done a bit of digging and have managed to get a couple of snapshots from a video of the launch of the JCR in 1990. Not the best of quality but it gives an idea of what happened on the day.
When launched there was much to be done to the vessel but some nine months later it was handed over.
I still have a few postcards left to send from Rothera and if you have children or a school that would like to receive on, then email me
Sadly this update is short again due to the weather and the struggle of sitting and trying to type at my desk. I fear that I might not get the best night of sleep tonight and am keenly looking forward to seeing some packice, which will at least flatten out the lumpy bits.
The science team have a blog about their work on board and it can be read HERE
The Daily Menu is HERE
The Navmet Screen snapshot for today
Noon Position Report Saturday 2ndDecember 2017
|Latitude:||61° 51.25 S|
|Longitude:||064° 44.47 W|
|Bearing:||347 °T, 148 Nm from Anvers Island|
|Total Distance Travelled:||1095.9|
|Total Steam Time:||100.3|
|Total Average Speed:||10.9|
|Wind:||Direction WSW, Force 8|
|Air Temp: -0.2 °C||Sea Temp: 0.7 °C|
|Pressure: 999.1||Tendency (3hrs): Rising|
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