Plenty of whales in the bay
As we headed out to the bay this morning the bay was laying in front of us. No cloud was visible an the see was calm. Captain Hrólfur set the course towards the mountains. After about an hour of sailing we spotted the first Minke Whale of the day. After a while we spotted some more of them a bit further away but decided to stick to the first one for longer. For that we were rewarded later on as we got a great look at it many times in a row.
In the second trip the course was set to the area we had seen the Minke Whale earlier this morning. On the way we saw quite many Harbor Porpoises. As we arrived where we had seen the whale before we did not have to wait too long until the whale showed up. Again we got good chances to see the Minke Whale. On the way back as we were enjoying our hot chocolate we were really lucky as we ran into a Killer whale. We had great opportunities seeing it as it was surfacing close to our boat for many times. This one was a really big one. It was amazing seeing it there coming up again and again.
On the third trip of the day the course was once again set to the western part of the bay in the hope seeing something like in the trips before. As we arrived in the area we had seen whales before we did not see anything. But after waiting for some time we saw a blow a bit further away. We headed there but the whale was gone. After a few times seeing a whale in the distance we got lucky and the Minke whale surfaced close to us.
One of the Killer wahles spotted (Photo: Samuel Örn Pétursson)
One of the Minke whales spotted today (Photo: Samuel Örn Pétursson)