Update for March 14
As the week goes on, Challenger continues to fly to the north amongst the mountains. The way point, now due north is allowing us safe passage through the valleys of the sea mount-ain range that spans over 3000 km from Gough, Inaccessible, and Nightingale Islands in the South Atlantic, to the western coast of Namibia.
As we pursue this way point, we will progress north over the course of the upcoming weeks, before we begin to opt for lateral movement as we head west towards the islands of St. Helena and Ascension and set our sights on the equatorial current that Challenger will surf towards the norther shores of Brazil.
To the North, we are still in discussion on which direction we will take Silbo. But looking to the RTOFS current velocities, it looks like if we want to begin making better progress, we should move the way point to the north and fly to the northern edge of the cold eddy.
As Silbo makes his way north around that eddy, it will buy us time as we decide where we will fly to to bring him back to tip top shape.
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