The James Clark Ross entered the Bay of Biscay overnight and so far it has proved to be a good experience. Whilst there is a stiff breeze, with a few whitecaps on the sea, there is no large swell and the ship is riding comfortably, so much so that ironing my shirts this afternoon was not a cause for concern. The sun has been out throughout the day.
The Bay of Biscay as seen this afternoon from the Monkey Island.
Another view from this afternoon, taken from the Upper Deck. There is a little bit of spray but all in all it is a lovely day for all of us on the James Clark Ross.
Following the advancing of clocks the ship is now operating on British Summer Time, GMT +1, and at mid-day we were 125 miles off Cape Finesterre. This is a busy part of the world for shipping and looking at the electronic chart there is a large number of ships being received via our Automatic Identification System (AIS). VHF conditions remain very good as we are seeing ships at far greater distances that one would normally expect on this frequency.
There have been a number of wildlife spots today with several groups of dolphins and a whale sighted.
Previous updates from this trip
Noon Position Report
|Latitude:||45° 01 N|
|Longitude:||009° 12 W|
|Bearing:||1 °T, 125 Nm from Finesterre|
|Course Made Good||027 °T|
|ETA at 7.7 knots is||05:15 on 21 June 2017|
|Total Distance Travelled:||1958|
|Total Steam Time:||214.1|
|Total Average Speed:||9.1|
|Wind:||Direction NE, Force 5|
|Air Temp: 19.1 °C||Sea Temp: 17.7 °C|
|Pressure: 1013.9||Tendency (3 hrs): Steady|
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