Sunday, January 31, 2016

A long journey

Today it we saw a bit more of the coastline along the north of the island. It was a fun ride across a wavy ocean to try to see a whale that our lookout had spotted out to the northwest of the island. Along the way we encountered a group of bottlenose dolphins travelling along and riding the waves. We spent some time watching them as they accompanied our boat. Unfortunately we were not so lucky with the whale, as we never did see it. The species of whale will remain a mystery. It was a good day for bird watching though, the crew spotted some slightly more rare species for this area: great skua, black-legged kittiwake and several northern gannets.

Mosteiros - the west coast of São Miguel Island

Bottlenose dolphins

Black-legged kittiwake

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