Thursday, 20 April 2017

The sea was relatively smooth as we sailed north in Eyjafjörður. Up ahead near Hjalteyri, snow clouds were visible and we knew the weather would worsen. The snow soon started to fall and visibility was greatly reduced, making wildlife spotting very difficult which was a real shame as a humpback whale was reported to be in the area. The snow was falling so hard that the camera was unable to focus on the birds flying by. Many seabirds were seen throughout the trip and in large numbers, especially fulmars and razorbills. The search continued nonetheless and very hard to watch harbour porpoises were seen on a couple of occasions with kittiwakes highlighting their location. Mainly due to the snowfall, no large cetaceans were seen and complimentary tickets were handed out.