tisdag 6 september 2011

A fluke wave good bye

So, I went out on my last trip of 2011
And we sat out in full speed towards Faial da Terra - far east
There they said Sperm Whales was in the water
but they had made a short dive - so we waited
and waited...

Then I saw a mist... a white mist on the water. I was all quiet.
The mist appeared again and I started to point towards the mist - still quiet and a bit chocked
I never thought the whale would come

The guides saw that I was pointing towards something and we slowly moved closer
There it was, the Sperm Whale

It took many blows and moved slowly away from us
and then I heard the guide say "here she goes!"
And then the fluke came up and this was the big Good Bye for this year
It dived down into the deep and was gone

We went back but on the way we saw Common Dolphins hunting
Just like in 2007 and it felt so good to see them again before I was leaving the island

Now, I wait for the next trip back to Azores and the cetaceans
To keep an eye on them :)

söndag 4 september 2011

Swimming with a yellow dolphin

Well, not totally yellow ;) a yellow stripe!

So, we got out on our next tour and find a huge pod of Common Dolphins
We were the first down and we saw them - so beautiful and graceful

I have no words on how wonderful this was

And then when it was time to back the skipper told us to do one last swim
Everybody lined up on the right side
but me and my friend jumped in on the left side

After swimming through the boats bubbles and we stayed quite in the water they came,
five of them was checking us out
and when we came up again - last
the guide asked us if we saw them - yes, we did
and he said, I know, you were the lucky left side, right side saw nothing

And, yes, I felt lucky :)

Then the pod left us, and we left them alone

lördag 3 september 2011

Nothing to do - swim with dolphins!

It was Saturday and bad weather,
so we decided to swim with dolphins again

The weather was to bad, so we didn't swim with any dolphins
but we saw a few Bottlenose Dolphins

So, we went back early to land and we got our money back
but we booked another swim the next day instead

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