One Blue on a difficult morning, three Blues in an easier afternoon
Today’s morning tour was a somewhat difficult one due to that not many whales seemed to be in the bay. There was a Humpback Whale seen by one boat but only once and then vanished and then a back in a distance that would also have belonged to a humpback whale but only once. The ‘only’ real sighting was that of a single Blue Whale seen towards the east of the bay. It seemed clear that this was not going to be amongst the easiest of days so we went on the afternoon tour knowing that we would have to make an extra effort. However, boats that went out around noon went far out and reported that there were some more whales 11-12 miles out. So there we went and sailed for over an hour before we got to something good, three Blue Whales! Easy-going they were and associated with one another; one of the Northsailing boat saw them all three together and diving one after another. Then they split up and two went further into the bay where they again split up. What a good feeling it was to have this much better afternoon!
Baldur (Guide on Garðar)