For the past week now, Silbo has been dragged into a very strong current flowing to the south east that has really slowed us down. The way point was moved further to the east to try and fly perpendicular to the flow in an attempt to cut accross to the other side, however progress has been slow.
In the plot below, we can see the speed dropping off starting last week and we have our fingers crossed that this will turn arond again soon.
In other news, Silbo is closing in on 1000km from the United Kingdoms Exclusive Economic Zone. Once there, the glider will make a hard turn to the north as the thrusters push us along the shallow shelf towards Flamouth, UK.
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