Rough conditions – but great whales
Today whale watching became quite adventurous: The wind from the north brought a lot of waves and the swell was very high. However, we gave it a try and headed out into the bay.
Even in such rough conditions it’s worth looking for some wildlife, since the animals don’t care about the weather. And who knows – maybe the wind from the north brought a lot of nutrients in the bay, meaning more food for the whales.
We sailed in northwesterly direction and it took us some time until we spotted something in between the waves: Definetly a blow! And a very big blow! Indeed there was a humpback whale surfacing pretty close to our boat. And suddenly it turned on its back, showing us the belly and waving with the long, white flippers!
Also the afternoon was successful. We encountered another humpback whale closer to the harbor and also a group of white beaked dolphins. They approached the boat and started jumping right in front of us! So let’s hope the wind is calming down pretty soon, giving us the chance to enjoy the fascinating animals in better conditions!
Humpback whale, going for a deep dive (photo: Luisa Klotz)