08.09.16 - WHALE WATCHING TOURS08.09.2016
13:00 - ON
17:00 - ON
It is fun to go out to sea.
Even when the weather is working against you and there is not a whale in sight.
The bay was barren as the day started out.
We searched through the north of it.
And we searched through the center.
And a bit to the south.
There was not a whale in sight.
But on our last tour, we aimed to try something different.
As I mentioned a few days ago, we had heard of humpbacks far to the south.
So the captain devises a plan. A simple plan, the best kind of plan.
"We set sail to south, we push the engines as hard as they can handle, and we won't stop until we find a whale. We can sail for two hours until we have to turn back.
We are going to find a whale."
And we set sail, full power to the south.
And after about thiry minutes we find about three minkes, pretty much right away.
Minkes are still a fun bit of challenge at the best of times.
And those minkes were not going to show themselves just like that though.
But we chased them around for a bit, got some good looks.
The wind started dying down.
We saw some porpoise calves. A bit more minke.
It's incredible how quickly a day can go from good to bad, but it's astounding how easily a day can go from bad to good.
Yet another fun trip with Reykjavík Sailors.
Because it's always fun to go out to sea.