Today started with a little snow but over the course of the day the sun came out and more of the coast around the bay was seen. First we found one minke and another one that threw itself slightly from the surface. This lead to finding of more minke whales that came close to the ship and clearly showed its entire head.
Today we headed out on the bay with slow wind, from the north east, and calm sea. The sun was shining as well which made for a wonderful trip 🙂 We encountered a minke whale which surfaces several times and a few times very close as well.
The sea angling tour started punctually with 10 passengers on board ready to become Icelandic fishermen during the evening. The ocean was calm and the captain headed us to the entrance of the Whale Fjord, as a potential good fishing spot. After throwing the first lines we started fishing the first atlantic cod pieces (Gadus morhua). Although it was cold and the marine breeze refreshed our faces, the excitement of these first catches enthusiastically uplifted all of us!
Today our captain sailed out to the north, having cover from the mountains, as the wind came from the north east. As we came closer to the town of Akranes the course was set to the south west, with the wind and the wave behind us the movement became smoother. We saw groups of fulmar and some puffins as we sailed through the feeding ground of the whales on the bay of Faxaflói.
tour at 10:00 Well it was another beautiful sunny day at sea and the views really were fantastic! We sailed out between the puffin islands spotting a few of the iconic birds on the way and out into the stunning faxafloi bay. To begin with the bay did seem rather quite but after a while […]
Today we sailed from the old harbour, and the weather was lovely. There were plenty of seabirds out, and we even saw some Puffins.
Today, with nearly a full boat, we enthusiastically headed to the bay! Once we left the harbour we could feel the waves softly splashing us on board! In this sunny warm bright day the peninsulas that enclose the bay were clearly seen and the landscape was stunning. Along the trip we could enjoy the company of some Puffins and Common Guillemots.
Today we warned our passengers that the condition at sea might be rough so seasickness pills were offered. The wind was from north east and some wave was felt, as we set course to the north west, and the waves came from north east creating a slight underwave.
A Minke mother with her calf were spotted on our 2pm tour
We met our good old friend Humpy the Minke today