When do you think we’ll see our First Sea Ice?
Comment on this journal entry with the date and time, to the hour, that you think we’ll see our first sea ice. Don’t forget that I’m on Hobart, Australia time! Your comment will enter you into the contest. You can enter as a class, family or individually. The winner will get an awesome Southern Ocean Data keychain, generously provided by my mom. Be sure to get your entries in before we see our first sea ice.
Need a little help with the predictions? Here is a website called Sailwx that will show you were our ship is in almost real time. It’s updated about every 15-30 minutes or so. Here’s an example: I think you’ll see your first sea ice on March 28, 2015 at 3pm!
Don’t forget to leave your name, and be sure to check back to see if you won!
As of right now the storm hasn’t hit us yet, but we’re scheduled to feel it in the next few hours. It’s currently growing larger to the south of us. We’re headed due west, parallel to the storm. The hope is that after it passes we’ll cut across behind it. It’s still going to be rough going for a while… possibly 20 foot swells. I’ll be back to post more if or when I’m not sea sick!