Friday, 8 June 2018

We sailed out with cloudy conditions but there was almost no wind and the weather was warm, so no need for overalls. After about half an hour sailing we encountered a Minke whale, a smaller type of baleen whale that we often encounter in the Eyjafjordur during the summer time. 
Close to the island Hrisey we encountered 4 humpbacks, one of the animals we recognized it was Max. We had not seen the other whales before, the animals appeared to be feeding, only surfacing shortly and moving in many different directions.
One of the new whales came up very close to the boat several times during the afternoon tour causing quite a bit of excitement among the passengers.

Text Anouk de Plaa and pictures Liza Roger