Light conditions in the middle of the ocean
Oceaneye joined Ponta Delgada on the Azores Archipelago this week. The crew, who left Madeira 6 days previously, had to be patient : the extremely light conditions, although ideal to collect samples, were nervously exhausting.
Steve Larsen comments: "it was like a summer day on the Lake of Geneva : the dead calm. We are limited by the quantity of diesel we can embark. We thus had to use the lightest breeze to move forward. It was difficult to be on the water and to have no means to approach our destination. The feeling of powerlessness was important. We took advantage of it to collect a large number of samples. We leave now the helm of the sailboat to the new crew which is going to join the continent."