Marije watching Humpbacks - Red Head, Flatrock

Marije watching Humpbacks - Red Head, Flatrock

Sunshine from above, a strong breeze to keep the blackflies away, an abundance of birds on the water and plenty of whales under it: an ideal day for watching a wildlife documentary unfold right in front of us, in Flatrock.

A mere three hours of whale watching gave us a total count of 10 individual whales and lots of birds on the water below, such as Northern Gannets, Atlantic Puffins, Common Murres and Black Murres.

We saw 7 Humpbacks, 2 Finbacks and 1 Minke:

Today's Catch - Flatrock

Today's Catch - Flatrock

The Minke and Fin whales were brief encounters, they were just passing by. The Humpbacks stayed with us throughout the day, feeding, blowing, making long dives and generally having a good time, just like us.