DAILY DIARY

2.12.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

 

WE FOUND DOLPHINS !!!

 

Well, they say you should start at the beginning, I didn't.

I started at the end there.

 

We had been sailing around for a good two hours when we did.

Were making our way back, when we found a pod of 4-5 white-beaked dolphins.

They jumped a bit, swam under the boat.

They were a ray of sunshine on this otherwise cloudy day.

 

The waters were not to gentle with us today though.

Some "green faces" as some of my colleagues are fond of saying, I heard at least on two separate occasions "I've been on much rougher waters than this, and I've never been sick."

 

Well, we had strong southern winds today, and a bit of leftover swell coming in from the west.

So, while not being rough, the waters were very uncomfortable to be out in.

That, is why you got seasick for the first time ever my dears. :)

 

So I am doubly happy that we managed to find those few dolphins

Now, for the Saturday it does look a bit like more of the same.

But then it should start to die down a bit, and a more easterly wind direction should be prevalent for the coming week.

 

And since I am talking about the weather, what in the name of Ægir is up with this winter ?

As in, where is it ?

A lot of people say, "Global warming is a hoax".

To that I say, 22 years ago, a 6 year old me dug what I called a truck trap.

It was dug into the side of a snowbank, about as high as 6 year old me. 

My intention was to make snowhouse, but as I sat looking through my living room window, watching my uncle try to get his Toyota Hilux (on 38" tires) out of the hole I had made, I thought "Way more fun like this."

There is no snow there at all today.

So what I am saying is, we should have a winter these days, we don't.

 

Anyhow, we shall see what the future holds.

JIB

 

1.12.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

30.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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Finally we were blessed with decent weather again.

We went out, a little bit of leftover swell from days past (there was a lot to be leftover, those were some intense days) but the weather was very calm.

Visibility was not good though, and to be honest, at times it was awful.

 

Still cool to see.

Thick walls of fog closing in on all sides.

Always feeling like something is lurking, just out of sight.

The fear.....

 

The only thing lurking anywhere today were harbor porpoises though.

They are usually about the size of an eleven year old.

Not ideal candidates for spooky fog monsters.

They did keep disappearing every time we saw them.

Which is a very good trait for horrible monsters, quite unfortunate for whale watching trips though.

So everyone gets to try again, anytime in the next two years.

 

Still, a nice ride through some scenic fog (as scenic as fog gets) in decent weather.

I'd be up for that any day.

 

The capelin is going to show up sooner or later, and something grand will follow.

I am sure of it.

 

We shall see. 

 -JIB

29.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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28.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

27.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - ON

26.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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25.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - OFF

Northern Lights:

21:00 - ON

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24.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - OFF

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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23.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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22.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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21.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - ON

20.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - ON

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And out we go again.

And for the first time in a long, long while, the weather is nice.
Actually it's really pleasant.
A firm northern breeze, a bit chilly, not freezing.
Sunshine, the rarest of things in recent times, beams down on us as we make our way out of Reykjavík harbor.

The surrounding landscapes are illuminated beautifully by the ever setting sun.
The white of the snow and the dark gray of the mountains contrast sharply.
We see from one end of the bay to the other. 
Framed by Reykjanes to the south and Snæfellsnes to the north.

A lot of life out in the bay today, quite many groups of birds, and a whole lot of fish is seen on our echosounder.
At least five harbor porpoises are seen with the birds, circling around flock, chasing fish.
They do look quite young, and therefore, tiny.

We head as far out as we possibly can but we do not find anything else out in the bay today.
Rumors of half glimpsed tail flukes and spouts keep us on our toes, but turn out to be unfruitful.
Many would count five porpoises as a full sighting and an acceptable tour, not me. 
So we give everyone a complimentary return, and of course valid for two years.
 
At least it was a really pleasant ride on a pleasant day.
And life is coming into the bay again, which is, without exaggeration, wonderful.
With the fish come the whales, so I am excited.

But we shall see what the future holds.

 
 

19.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - ON

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18.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - OFF

Northern Lights:

21:00 - ON

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17.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - OFF

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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16.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - ON

15.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - OFF

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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14.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

hale Watching:

13:00 - ON

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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13.11.2016 - WHALE WATCHING AND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS

N64°12’03.59”
W021°59’3077”

Whale Watching:

13:00 - OFF

Northern Lights:

21:00 - OFF

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