RV Mirai has been working through some weather over the last few days. Winds have been steady from the NE30 gusting 40 kts and the seas, short and choppy in this shallow portion of the Chukchi Sea have been running between 3 and 4 meters. Though air temperatures are consistently below zero, the sea surface temperatures remain above 2ºC so there is no risk of freezing spray. RV Mirai takes the seas well however. There is an occasional toss against a bulkhead, and at times an inopportune roll about your bunk but generally she rides well. There are some that don’t appreciate that however, there have been fewer young technicians showing up for meals lately.
It was quite a shock to log onto Tumblr the other day and actually see the last time I posted a blog.