The wild nature is unpredictable!
Since we encountered so many humpback whales the day before, we were surprised to have a hard job to find any whales this morning. We had to sail in the northwestern part of Skjálfandi Bay until we spotted a humpback whale. It travelled a lot and it required some patience to get closer looks at it. But our patience was rewarded: Suddenly the humpback whale started lobtaling and slapped with the mighty fluke! Furthermore we spotted a group of white beaked dolphins in some distance. But they travelled very fast in northerly direction and we didn’t manage to get close.
In the afternoon we saw two humpback whales in the southern part of the bay close to Sandur, the long black beach. But both of them took very long dives, so we decided to sail further north. A good decision, as we realized soon: We had the chance to observe at least five different humpback whales close to the mountains! And between the humpback whales a minke whale surfaced suddenly. What a great surprise. Once again we were reminded that the wild nature is very unpredictable.