No whales today

To the left the Brim Explorer, a boat located in Tromsø for amongst other whale watching. To the right the tourists waiting to be boarded. The boat is fully booked, I am not alone.

Before leaving an announcement: The crew will try its best but it’s not granted that we reach the waters where the whales are. Anyone is free to leave and given a full refund. Most people stay and so do I. First of all I’m not surprised, as another tour operator already cancelled today’s tour. And then I just want to be a day on the water. Whales of course would be a nice extra.

To the left Tromsøbrua, the bridge that connects Tromsø with the mainland. To the right the safety on board drill, that everyone had to join.

And then we’re off.

To make it short: What we didn’t get today was whale sightings. What we got today was rough weather in the open parts. The boat was rolling and pitching like a cork in the waves. More than one passenger got sea sick. The unpredictable movements of the boat and the dim light under the grey sky made photographing a bit adventurous. Several times I was forced in and one passage even the doors were locked. The rest I was outside, partly taking photos, partly just looking around and letting the wind blow around my nose.

Conclusion: an awesome tour even without whales. If you want to participate as well: take your warmest clothes with you. And those of you that just want to stay home and look at some whale photos may read my article about Whale watching in Andenes. Enjoy.

Note to myself: TromsøyaRingvassøya/ReinøyaVannøyaNordfugløyaArnøya/LaukøyaSkervøya/KågenLyngenReinøyaTromsøya

4 comments to “No whales today”

  1. Annika Kramer 2021-11-21 20:32

    Man wird es nicht leid, dieses Licht, dieses Wetter und diese Berge. Aber nicht seekrank sein ist auch schön…

  2. way-up-north 2021-11-21 20:40

    Ne, auf manchen Strecken hättest Du keinen Spaß gehabt. In mir schaukelt es noch immer.

  3. Margrit Schneider 2021-11-24 18:20

    Dear Olaf, what a terrible tour. And the stupid whales played a hide and seek. I hope, you are became not sick, because of cold und wet.
    Yours Ma

  4. way-up-north 2021-11-27 06:35

    No, Ma, I was fine and enjoyed the tour. Today I give it another try.

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