18/188 days at sea
I just wanted to leave everyone with a quick update before bed.
18 days in, Challenger is continuing to make progress towards the way point to the North West. The image below shows the sea surface temperature and surface currents:
As we can see, the warm eddy we have been chasing has collapsed a bit, resulting in a small cold core clockwise eddy that has produced a minor counter current that is slowing us down a little bit and pulling us a little to the south. Over the next day, we will see how this current continues to affect us and may follow up with some changes.
In the north, Silbo is continuing to fight a head current. Similarly we look at the sea surface temperature where we see a a cool jet rising to the north resulting in the head current and leading into the cold eddy to our west.
This current however is not too strong and so we may just try and power through it towards the large warm jet to our south west. But we will have more on that soon after we talk more with the team
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