Whales, swell and fun
Although the sun was shining in Husavik, it was still cold and foggy in the bay. Our guests were happy that we suggested them to wear the overall jackets, and even happier when we spotted our first whale not far away from the harbour, a minke less shy than the average, making several appearances not very far away from the boat. It was a good start before we spotted the larger humpback whales. Two of them merged near the front of the boat, showing us some nice flukes before diving, and giving the guests great satisfaction despite the swell generated by a cold Arctic wind blowing from the north. However nobody suffered seasickness and both hot coffee and cinnamon rolls were highly appreciated on the way back to Husavik.
On the early afternoon tour, the cold northern wind was still blowing, but the sun was present, the temperature was milder and the fog completely vanished. The swelling of the sea was still strong, although it didn´t seem to affect the passengers, who were focusing on all the humpback whales we saw, sometimes very close; two of them even started to breach far away near the mountains.