Wednesday, 13 September 2017

We sailed out with a strong icy wind, but luckily the sun decided to come out today to warm us up a little bit during the tours. In the morning we had to sail out all the way to Grenivik to spot our first humpback whale. It was a new individual that we have encountered regularly the last few days. The animal seemed to be travelling, moving far under the water and surfacing short periods of time. Luckily we were able to follow the whale well, so we managed to get good views of its beautiful flukes. On our way back we got a bit of a surprise when we encountered a humpback whale named King Louis. This animal was last seen in 2016, so it is great to see it again in good health. In the second tour we were able to observe King Louis very well because it came up several times next to the boat. On the rib boat tour people got a great surprise when King Louis started tail lobbing, throwing its back body out of the water and causing big splashes. 
Text Anouk de Plaa and pictures Guillaume Calcagni