Four Species (part II) and a Puffin!
Today, as me, guide Baldur and the rest of the crew headed out on Skjálfandi Bay, it did look quite chilly and grey. The clouds were low and the air was foggy.
Despite of the cold there were 104 passengers more than willing to head out with us in search for whales. And as a matter of fact, we did not have to search for that long! As we got closer to the Creek Mountains, on the other side of the bay, we started spotting spouts everywhere in front. There were at least 5 Humpback Whales blowing and diving in front of us. And as we got closer to the Humpbacks, we saw the White Beaked Dolphins jumping in a distance! What a whale fest! We managed to get close to two to three Humpbacks and once, while we were waiting for them surfacing after a dive, we spotted a group of Northern Bottlenose Whales, which we headed towards.
We managed to get quite close to them, maybe some 70 meters at the closest, which is the closest me and Baldur have been to these animals!
On the way back to the harbor we then saw a single Harbour Porpoise, popping up right in front of our boat!
As said, it looked quite ‘grey-ish’ in the beginning, but ended up beeing a very successful and enjoyable tour!
Thanks for joining us at North Sailing and be welcome again!
Edit: Since I was so busy reexperiencing the whale watching tour, I totally forgot to mention the single Puffin we saw sitting out on the bay! And that’s actually quite big news – since they have almost all left the bay. So, a four species AND a Puffin!