Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back on the water

The past three and a half days here in Ponta Delgada have been pretty bad weather wise. We've definitely had our fair share of rain, wind, rough sea, and poor visibility. This morning it was still pouring with rain, but luckily by noon the rain clouds parted to to reveal a bit of sunshine. So, this afternoon we were able to return to the sea for the first time since Saturday. There was a fairly large sea swell, but this made for some great surfing for the dolphins. The two species we saw on this afternoon's trips were the striped dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.

Striped dolphins seen on our whale watching and dolphin swimming tours this afternoon

Tomorrow the sea and wind are expected to settle down even more, but the forecast is not looking good again for the following few days. We just have to work with what we have, and make the most of it when the weather allows us to.

2 comments:

Lily Rose said...

From late July to early November the mighty humpback whale reaches the sanctuary of Hervey Bay for some well earned rest, relaxation and fun interaction with whale watchers. This extraordinary close up experience and Some excellent whale watching photos are there, www.whalewatchingcruises.net.au
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Miranda van der Linde said...

Hervey bay is definitely recognised as a top spot to see migratory humpback whales. I have realised this for a while and it has since become a place that I would love to visit. Here in the Azores we don't often see humpback whales, but we are lucky enough to see many other migratory baleen whales, including blue whales, fin whales, sei whales, and minke whales.

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