Although it´s still unusual warm, the continuing wind at least reminds us that autumn is coming. Also today the southerly wind caused some movement in the bay and we got some refreshing showers from the sea over the reling…
In the morning we sailed in northwesterly direction, to check out the western and furthermore the northern part of Skjálfandi Bay. However, we didn’t see any whales. For a moment we spotted a very big blow inbetween the white caps of the waves, but we didn’t spot the animal again. In the afternoon we were more successful. The wind calmed slightly down and we had the chance to observe a minke whale. Also the other boats reported several minke whale sightings. So it seems there are several individuals in the bay. The species with the scientific name Balaenoptera acutorostrata belongs to the most common species we observe in the bay and it’s great to see that they don’t stay away like the humpback whales right now but are still in the area. But of course we hope also other species will visit Skjálfandi Bay soon again!!