Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A bright afternoon

Today began grey and rainy, but ended bright and sunny and with some nice wildlife encounters. In the morning we tried to go out to sea after the rain cleared up a bit. We got to see a beautiful double rainbow after leaving Ponta Delgada. However, the mist hung around the island so that our vigias could not see much, so we returned to land to try again later in the day. In the afternoon we had blue skies so that we could enjoy a lovely group of common dolphins between Ponta Delgada and Vila Franca. We also had some glimpses of a shy loggerhead turtle and then we finished our tour by enjoying the views of Vila Franca Islet and the south coast of Ponta Delgada on the return journey.

Photos from today:

The rainbow of the morning

Common dolphin in the beautiful blue ocean of the Azores

Common dolphin racing our boat

Mother and calf

Watching common dolphins from our catamaran

Loggerhead turtle coming up for air

 Checking out Vila Franca Islet

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