The Friday started quite cold and rainy. But of course the weather was no reason to worry: All passengers were wrapped in warm overalls and nobody had to feel cold.
In the middle of the bay we encountered a humpback whale. The whale was surfacing a lot, taking only shallow dives, which was very nice to observe. It came close to the boat for several times and when it came up we could see the entire body including the long white flippers right under the sea surface. As a result, we got an idea of the actual size of these mighty animals with a body length up to 17 m.
When we headed further west, we observed three or four minke whales and a second humpback whale, travelling in southwesterly direction. In the afternoon we met this individual again, now approaching the humpback whale we saw at first this morning. And then both of them surfaced close together, swimming side by side which is pretty rare to observe, since humpback whales usually travel alone and not in groups.
In addition to that, the sky cleared and it was sunny again, however, the wind picked up. In the evening the sea showed its wild temper and was quite rough. But once more we encountered both of the humpback whales and one of them obviously had the same temper as the sea: Suddenly it jumped out of the water and slapped with the mighty tail fluke several times. Our passengers cheered – it was really a great day!