Today we got a perfect example for the varying conditions and the unpredictability of the wild nature. Already the weather was always changing: The day started a bit foggy, but the sea was perfectly calm. Later on the fog cleared and we enjoyed the sunshine. But after noon the sun disappeared behind the clouds, the wind picked up and finally we also got some rain – so the weather was very typical for Iceland!
But also the marine mammals reminded us, that we’re not heading into any kind of a zoo but into the wild, unpredictable nature. In the morning it took us some time to find the animals. We sailed in northwesterly direction, where we finally encountered a group of white beaked dolphins. They were very entertaining, approaching the boat and riding on the waves in front of the bow. In the afternoon we decided to check out the area around the fishrock, which is known to be a rich feeding area for the whales. On our way west we spotted some harbor porpoises. And a bit further south of the fishrock we observed a minke whale. Surprisingly we didn’t see any of these species in the late afternoon, but encountered a humpback whale. The individual was quite far in the bay, but headed north and we had the chance to follow it for a long time and got some very close encounters. What an exciting day – it’s never getting boring in Skjálfandi Bay!