Humpback and minke whales
During the last couple of days we have always seen one or two humpback whales on all our tours, so I was also pretty optimistic today when we left the harbour at 10:00 on „Bjössi Sör“. We set the course towards the area where the humpbacks had been around during the weekend, but the first whale we spotted was not a humpback whale, it was a minke whale. The minke whale was probably feeding, as there were quite a lot of seabirds in the same area, including several gannets, the largest seabirds in the North Atlantic. After watching the minke whale for a short while, we continued sailing further north-west, closer to the mountains. And that paid off. On the way we saw a nice group of harbour porpoises and after that we spent quite a lot of time watching two beautiful humpback whales and another minke whale, that was in the same area as the humpbacks. So we managed to see three different species during the morning tour.
On the afternoon tour we saw the two humpback whales again and we also got a good look at one minke whale. So the whales are still around. And of course we hope that it goes on like this and that the nice weather with southerly winds will also continue. Even though we can‘t give any whale forecast, at least the weather forecast looks good for the next days ;-).