Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy new year and lots of dolphins

Today we had our first tour this year and we celebrated 2013 with one of our resident dolphin species: common dolphins all around the boat. Despite big swell and some wind we had a great time with several groups of dolphins bowriding and jumping. One of the groups of dolphins we encountered seemed to be feeding and our skipper saw a spearfish jump out of the water, indicating several species hunting in the same area. When we were about to leave the dolphins they followed us for a while. And on our way back we were travelling close to the coastline, and we made a stop at Vila Franca Islet to have a look at its beauty (watch video below).

Some photos from today:

Common dolphins

Video of our tour this morning

Photos from midnight on New years Eve in Ponta Delgada:

Igreja Matriz at midnight

City gates of Ponta Delgada

Statue of Archangel São Miguel (St. Michael) outside of the Council House

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