A bay full of whales
After a few days off I was looking forward to it going again whale watching. I had heard of what has been in the bay the last days and was hoping to see some of those species. As we headed to the bay at 10 o´clock trip we had not sailed for long as we spotted some white beaked dolphins. We took a closer look at them and headed then further west. Later on the same trip as we were closer to the mountains in the western part of the bay we met some Minke whales. We got a grate look at the minke whale and then we spotted some more white beaked dolphins. They were so many that we couldn’t count them, they were so many.
On the 13:30 trip we had gotten news from schooner Haukur about some bigger whales further north. We decided to head directly there because it was quite far out. As we got there we did not have to wait for long until we spotted a big blow from a Blue whale. At the time we got to the spot the whale was he had gone for a dive. But we spotted an other blow, this one was from a humpback whale. Soon the blue whale surfaced again and we got a grate look at it and the humpback was also around.
On the last trip we again set course to the aria where we were before. After about an hour of sailing we were in the aria we had seen the whales before. We had to look for them for a while but we found them with seeing the powerful spout. Soon we realized that there was not only on blue whale, they were tow. We got a close up look at them both as they were often coming up together. As the time was running from us and we wanted to set course towards Húsavík one of the blue whales said “by” to us with showing the tail fluke to us as he went for a deep dive.
A small part of the big dolphin group (Photo: Samuel Örn Pétursson)
Tow blue whales showing their blow in the sun (Photo: Samuel Örn Pétursson)