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Crossing the Atlantic

29th January, 2022

Greetings form the Atlantic, where the images were taken the other day when we were mid-Atlantic. The Map is from our Navigation computer on the Bridge or ECDIS as we call it, zoomed out just to overview our progress.

We are currently entering the Sargasso sea, an area in the mid to western Atlantic created and bounded by separate ocean currents which produce a gyre in this area. The characteristic of the Sargasso sea is the deep blue colour of water and the noticeable “Sargassum”, which is a brown weed like substance floating on the surface, usually in lines.

As you can see the weather is glorious and typical of the southerly route from the Canaries across the Atlantic. This southerly route, following the trade winds, almost always leads to calm following seas and wind, additionally this will get higher temperatures sooner than if one went across further North.


Kind Regards
Captain Jason Ikiadis

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