Wednesday, May 30, 2012
On this third day of traversing Icelandic waters, it’s about time for some excitement!
We spotted some visitors just about half a mile off the stern starboard side; yes, that’s right - huge whales flipping about! Apologies in advance for my poor identification of marine mammal species…they are huge and gray; they have fins and tails. They showed us their round heads as they occasionally spout into the air; other times they smacked their tails on the water's surface. They timed their appearance just right for the half-hour lunch-time show, which drew a happy crowd from all over the ship.