Noon Position: 50 00.6 N 054 52.6 W
Course West Speed 3.5 knots
Daily run: 75 miles
Average Speed: 3 knots
Once again we have been confounded by light winds, still the
plan roughly came together, just took a bit longer and required quite a bit of
motoring. We transited the island and rock strewn waters of
So far – nothing. There are icebergs reported to be in the area, apparently 4 in about a 1200 square mile patch of ocean. We figure that at an average speed of 4 knots and a visual sweep width of about 10 miles we can cover about 560 square miles in 14 hours of daylight. Now applying some search theory, assuming these 4 icebergs are randomly placed in the search area our probability of detecting an iceberg is going to be … hmm, well actually I don’t know but it has got to be a fair chance.
Tonight we will continue to sail and drift and then tomorrow we must start heading for Lewisporte where Paul has to connect with a bus. Wish us luck.