At 15:32 UTC the RRS James Clark Ross crossed the Arctic Circle and is now, not surprisingly, in the Arctic. Looking out the window one would never really know as the sun has been shining down on us and with little wind it has been almost tropical outside.
Could it get any calmer? This was the view this afternoon as we approached the Arctic Circle.
I have mentioned that at some point during our time in the Arctic, especially when about about 76º North, our main form of communications will be lost as the satellite slips below the horizon. Our alternative means of communication will use the small antenna on top of the Met Office Automatic Weather Station (which itself has a similar antenna for it's own communications link). I am now fairly confident that whilst we are operating in the communications black hole I will be able to send some of our weather observations which may well be possible to via the ship's track link at the top of the page.
Final view for today and again showing just how nice it is out there. This is ideal conditions for sighting whales and sadly not one has been seen so far!
One of our science team is writing a blog and it can be viewed HERE
Previous updates from this trip
Noon Position Report
|Latitude:||65° 52 N|
|Longitude:||007° 21 E|
|Bearing:||228 °T, 327 Nm from Tromso|
|Course Made Good||025 °T|
|ETA at 8.0 knots is||09:00 on 07 July 2017|
|Total Distance Travelled:||1072|
|Total Steam Time:||114|
|Total Average Speed:||9.4|
|Wind:||Direction W, Force 2|
|Air Temp: 10 °C||Sea Temp: 12 °C|
|Pressure: 1017.3||Tendency (3 hrs): Steady|
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