Friday, 5 July 2013

Back in Vestmannaeyjar

We are back in Vestmannaeyjar for the month of July, to complete our summer field season. It is great to be back, see the familiar places and faces. We are waiting for our research boat to arrive and then we will be ready to properly start our field work. It will be a few more days but in the meantime we can go out with Viking Tours or search from land to try to spot them!

We are staying in the island of Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the archipelago, and the picture above shows one of the best spots on the island to search for whales - also happens to be the windiest spot in the whole of Iceland with record wind speeds! From here we can see all the other islands of the archipelago and the places where in previous years we regularly found the whales.

Over the next 4 weeks we will be posting regular updates of our activities on this blog. We have heard there is lots of herring around so, even though we haven't spotted whales yet, we hope they are not far!