12.08.2017 - WHALE WATCHING & CREATURES OF THE SEA & PUFFIN

12.08.2017

Whale Watching:

8:45 - ON

12:45 - ON

Creatures of the sea:

17:00 - ON
 

Puffin:

15:00 - ON

17:00 - ON

19:00 - OFF

 

12:45

 

Today we had a sunny day with a moderate northwesterly breeze blowing all day. We had heard rumors about a basking shark in the bay, and all boats went to the location where it had been sighted in the morning. When we got there it was gone and we spent our time searching the area for the presence of a minke whale that had also been seen. We didn't have to wait long until it came to the surface and obtained some pictures of it, luckily all passengers were looking to the left-hand side when the whale surfaced.

The only decent sighting of a whale this afternoon in the whole of Faxa bay.

 

We continued searching for any other individuals that may have been present in the bay with no success so we offered all passengers a return as the whale was seen so briefly. 

 

-JHF