There is still no sign of the humpback whales in the bay but the minkes are doing a great job of keeping the show going on their own.
The weather has been great for the past few days. Today we had slow northern winds but the sun was shining which kept the temperature up. Some of the passengers were even wearing t-shirts the entire tour!
During my two tours today we saw a lot of minkes. They kept to a steady routine of coming up to blow 3-5 times and then going down for a deep dive for a few minutes. But they were all very calm, surfacing fairly close to the boat and so we never lost them.
We have seen the tiny minke whale I mentioned a few blogs back again. It is still completely tiny and I like to call it Agnarögn, which means "tiny bit". Agnarögn gives a great comparison to the fully grown minke whales, especially when you consider that it is still much bigger than any human!
Also, today we saw dolphins! It's been a long time since I saw the dolphins but these gave us a great show. They were swooping out of the water with a lot of splashes, not jumping but traveling with great speed. They dove under the boat, surfacing all around us, and very close to the boat! They even had some calves with them which were obviously very playful, lifting their flukes out of the water while still sticking close to their mothers. A great way to end my last tour before my day off! 🙂