And We’re Off
So after this mornings deployment, Silbo is now only a few kilometers south of Maspalomas, GC. Due to the short distance traveled from shore, we are not quite yet in water deep enough to fly to a full 1000m, and so we are diving to about 300m until we hit the shelf. Much like with Ru29's shelf crossing, Silbo will see a very steep drop off in which the bathymetry drops off 1000m to a depth of 1400m in just 4 km.
We have also begun to think about path planning as Silbo distances himself from shore. To the south west, there is a strong warm core eddy swirling in a clockwise manner. I suggested to the group that we shift the way point to the south east corner of the eddy, as to ride the eddy instead of fighting it.
Once we round the eddy, there is a very nice current flying to the south-west which we should try and catch on our way towards Cape Verde.
Force, Wind Sea and Honor
Tags: Nilsen Strandskov