Saturday, 18 February 2017

A little colder today and a slight wind. The warm overalls and indoor saloon provided much comfort especially on the way home. Slightly more white on the mountains after the over night snow fall was very nice to see this afternoon, later in the tour the sun came above the clouds and melted most but creating a faint but visible rainbow. Once again the fjord looked bare and even less birds than the previous days. Mainly the sea ducks, cormorants, fulmars and seagulls kept us company and the splashes from the 20-30 harbour porpoises seen on the tour today. All three of our whale watching tours this week gave us plentiful porpoises and we could almost guarantee to see them on the west coast of Hrísey. No whales and dolphins though and so we gave our passengers complimentary tickets to try their luck again on another tour in the next two years. 
Text and Pictures by Megan Whittaker