Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Sunshine galore makes every trip super enjoyable at the moment and so do the cetacean which visit Eyjafjordur. We sailed very far North today in hope of finding some of the very exciting species we had seen last week. After about 90 minutes of sailing we were rewarded by a huge blow to our right. It turned out to be the blue whale. What a majestic animal that was not too easy to observe at the beginning. However, our patience paid off so that we even saw it rolling onto one side and showing us its flipper. Absolutely extraordinary to see a blue whale doing that! To top it all, we encountered a pod of 6-9 white-beaked dolphins on our way back to the harbour. A fabulous day out with two species we do not see often in the fjord.

Text and pictures by Babsi Neubarth