Along the Straightaway
As the recovery date looms nearer, Challenger continues to make head way parallel with the Ascension Fracture as we position ourselves for the final approach to the recovery location. As previously discussed, Collin on Ascension Island told us that his boat which will be our vessel for recovery has a range of 40 nautical miles and that we should park ourselves to the west of the island within the lea. From this information, I created the green polygon visible in the image above to set as our end zone as we prepare to wait out the arrival of our team that will be present for recovery.
Looking to pinzon, the sub surface current (>200m) continues to flow to the east, slowing us to roughly 22 km/day. Even at these speeds, we should arrive within the recovery area well before our planned operation for Nov 4. Until then, we shall continue forcing our way in the right direction as we come up with a constructive way to kill time until the recovery just under a month away
Force Wind Sea & Honor