In the eye of the storm
Storm was forecasted, what we got was a wonderful day with sun, blue skies spotted with clouds, and a little breeze, we were in the eye of the storm.
In the morning tour we sailed to the west side of the bay to find 3 humpback whales feeding and traveling up and down the bay. The views of the mountains were wonderful, as we came close to the coast, all waterfalls loaded with water. The birds varied from arctic tern, fulmars and kittiwakes to greater skua and of course our beloved puffins. On the first tour we spotted 2 harbour porpoises on our way back to the harbour.
One of the perks of our jobs is that we never know what we will encounter and when. This was the case on the second tour, where all the crew and the 23 passengers all had to put in an effort to spot the first whale. With the upcoming breeze some waves rolled in and the whales had moved further out the bay. How exciting it was when we spotted a splash near the mountains, and briefly after, a long white flipper high in the air before landing with a big slap on the surface, another Humpback whale! He / she was more active, rolling showing the tail and slapping the flippers repeatedly. After enjoying this whale we traveled a little south to find another Humpback. If it was not enough to enjoy hot chocolate and cinnamon roles alone, close to Husavik we meet another whale, how lucky!
– Guide Sabrina