Today we picked up Marije’s parents from the airport, they are here for a 3 week vacation in which we’ll see a lot of the island.

They had a good trip across the Atlantic, although it was a bit bumpy at times. Within 2 hours after arriving they had their first wildlife encounter just outside Marije’s office at the OSC:

Touch tank at the Ocean Sciences Centre – Logy Bay

Fin whales just off the coast – Logy Bay

As you can see the whales are coming in closer every day, we saw 3 fin whales and 2 minke whales today, some of which came within 20 metres of the cliffs.