Position update 00.39 CEST: 69.72659 N, 62.16422 W
Position update 12.26 CEST: 68.81646 N, 60.64014 W
Position update 17.07 CEST: 68.26905 N, 60.51279 W
Position update 23.20 CEST: 67.6292 N, 60.62222 W
Børge at the computer. The “office work” consists of writing expedition reports, reviewing weather forecasts and ice reports, studying satellite photographs, answering questions from journalists, sending out photographs and videos, and keeping up on crucial correspondence. The laptop is modified to be especially robust, but is nevertheless showing the strain of Arctic conditions.
Expedition update, 22.31 CEST: Gale winds and heavy seas. It will be another day before the wind turns. We’re ready to face a tough night.
Today’s weather forecast:
Weather: Gradually increasing/thickening cloudiness, followed by moderate to heavy rain after 21.00/24.00 UTC.
Wind: 100–120° at 10–15 knots, after 9.00/12.00 UTC becoming 110–130° at 15–20 knots, and after 15.00/18.00 UTC becoming 110–130° at 22–27 knots.
(For a more comprehensive forecast, with explanations, please see Weather4Expeditions.com.