Two families on Gardar of North Sailing
Today, August 7th 2013, Gisli Sigurgeirsson and Maria Sastre Padró and their two sons Óðinn and Magnús came with her brother Pablo Sastre Padró and sister-in-law Maria Elena Hernandez Blaslo and their two daughters Paula and Elvira to our beautiful town Húsavík to visit a friend of them, Marianne Rasmussen and of course to see Skjálfandi Bay and its famous residents, the whales and dolphins.
They joined North Sailing onboard of Gardar, our biggest and also the the biggest oak whale watching boat in Iceland.
Marianne is working in the university of Iceland and studies the whales and whale sounds in Skjálfandi bay together with a whole group of researchers. You can find them most of the time onboard of one of our ships. North Sailing is supporting the university as much as she can.
For Pablo, as he told us, it’s here like walking around in a program of the National Geographic.
And that is actually the case for the whole of Iceland. Everywhere he looks, he sees something new. Whether it’s bubbling mud pools, seals on the coastline, lava fields or as here in the beautiful bay with its leaping White-beaked dolphins and Humpback whales and snow covert mountains.
They have seen so many dolphins that the kids could not even count them anymore.
And as Pablo told us, there was a humpback whale who first lifted his or her tail several times out of the water and when he or she jumped completely out of the water, everyone on board could see how big the Humpback whale was.
But also the puffins, fulmars, black guillemots, arctic turns and several other birds were all-around the boat and and offered a great show as they flew around or quickly dived underwater when the boat came to close to them.
The next time Pablo, Maria Elena and there kids visit Gisli and Maria on Iceland, they will definitely make another trip to Husavik to see the whales and dolphins.
North Sailing would like to thank the families for their visit, and hope to see you all again in the near future, enjoy your holiday and a safe trip back to Reykjavik and Madrid, Spain.