Days of whales and chocolate
The last few days have been completely amazing, lots of whales, (mostly) good weather, and many satisfied customers. Reading over the guides blogs from these last few days and weeks; it seems that they bay is absolutely full of whales. From the tiny harbour porpoises to the gargantuan blue whales, the whales are simply everywhere. Here are a few excerpts from the blog:
“Three species have been spotted today, humpbacks, minkes and white beaked dolpins.”
Þorbjörg, guide July 4th.
“The whales demonstrated their identifying individual characteristics, furthermore their character. Ranging from a curious glance at the guests aboard the oak boat with a roll and flipper splashing, to the close swimming of a pair of them resembling an embrace between the two large animals.”
Jóhann, guide July 1st.
“After sailing for a short while we managed to find a blue whale and some white-beaked dolphins in the same area. While we were following these whales around we ran into two humpback whales, a full grown one and an absolutely tiny one that we guessed were mother and calf.”
Eiríkur, guide June 28th.
“On our way to the harbour we ran into a small family of White Beaked Dolphins with newborn kalfs – and – another Blue Whale just right outside the harbour! What a delightful surprise that was.”
Huld, guide June 27th.
These are not the only whales that have been spotted during this time we have actually spotted 7 different species these last few days including a sei whale and a whale that was probably either a fin whale-blue whale mix or simply a weird looking fin whale. Either way it was a rare sighting here in the bay and it’s not often that our sign has had so many recent sightings stuck to it.
We also had some playful dolphins on a tour the other day and following are a few pictures that Christian Schmidt, one of our guides took.
White-beaked dolphin showing its white belly with Húsavík in the back ground.
A dolphin on its side.
Landing with a splash.