Thursday, 4 April 2019

What an Incredible day to be out at sea. The conditions were perfect, the best i’ve seen in quite some time. The fjord was mirror flat, there was no wind and the hot sun warmed our faces as we sailed. It didn’t take hardly any time to find cetaceans today as we set sail from Dalvik. Only 20 minutes from harbour and we were viewing probably the most striking cetacean, the Orca or Killer Whale as they are sometimes known. This pod of at least 6 individuals was quite spread out, each focused on filling its belly with fish. We viewed one male very close up as it swam towards us and actually checked us out, swimming on its side and then circulating the boat. A female pod member even raised it’s tail for us, a rather rare happening with Orcas. It was such a spectacular tour. None of us can wait to be back on the water again.

Pictures and text by Tess Hudson