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Since the update on Wednesday there has been  a change in the weather,  with the wind steadily increasing as the day has progressed.   I had planned to nip up the Main Mast to replace a few lamps,  but with the wind blowing at 26kts it was just a little bit too much.  On the plus side the James Clark Ross stopped just before half-past-nine and would remain stopped for most of the day.

The reason for stopping was to spend some time training with the gantry and winch systems.

Having moved off from the training station the sea was proving to be a little bit choppy.  On the plus side the sun has been out throughout the day.

The Dartcom satellite picture is now picking up the United Kingdom and the south coast looks like it has been enjoying some sunshine today.

Having not had the chance to get out and about today I did have this picture  taken a few days ago of the Stabalised Voltage Room,  which is where our very clean electricity is produced to run all our delicate equipment, including my laptop.

The current plan is for the JCR to arrive in Southampton on Wednesday 21st June.  During our stay all the Antarctic cargo will be discharged and then the ship will mobilise for the Arctic cruise,  departing on the afternoon of the  29th June. 

Previous updates from this trip

Latitude: 31 05 N
Longitude: 14 23 W
Bearing: 22 T, 473 Nm from La Palma (Islas Canarias)
Course Made Good 027 T
Destination : Southampton
ETA at 9 knots is 19:30 on 20 June 2017
Distance Travelled: 220
Total Distance Travelled: 1372
Steam Time: 24
Total Steam Time: 142.1
Average Speed: 9.1
Total Average Speed: 9.7
Wind: Direction N, Force 5
Sea State: Moderate
Air Temp: 17.4 C Sea Temp: 20.3 C
Pressure: 1021.4 Tendency (3 hrs): Steady


Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com