Saturday, 18 March 2017

Pictures and Text by Megan Whittaker

11:00 Whale Watching
We thought yesterday was beautiful but today was just breath-taking. Newly laid snow, absolutely no wind and incredible colours and shapes in the clouds.  We sailed out from Akureyri and on our smaller vessel Skruður all the way along the east coast to the island Hrísey, we saw long-tailed ducks, eider ducks and black guillemots along the shores and as we got loser to the east coast of Hrísey we saw a pod of white-beaked dolphins. A pod of about 8 individuals that were busy trying to herd a shoal of fish, even a few kittiwakes and seagulls got involved in the hunt. It's always amazing to see wild animals carrying on their usual day and we watched at a respectful distance to not disrupt.  The best day this week to be out on the fjord. Can't wait to see what next week brings.