next day we took a flight to the Island of Faial.
next day we got up early to see if we’re lucky to see some whales near Lajes de Pico. But first the guys from Espaço Talassa gave us a lecture about the ocean, climate change & waste, marine life and what (not) to expect of this trip.
chilling on the sun-deck.. reloading with some warm sunrays (that’s my girl!) ..and then..a real life, amazinglingly tall blue whale!!..and then two.. ..and a trail fin.. (Blue Whales are the biggest animals of all times) ..so close....and then.. ..the big man gave us a high five..
..8 Blue Whales..
seemed like this gang of Sperm Whales and Risso’s Dolphins wanted us to leave.. ..but actually they were power-napping ..another Fin Whale....fooling around with his Blue Whale mate.. the spotters -spot- the ocean for whales from this little cabin back in Port Lajes Lava walk- almost as discribed by Bu(ss)mann in his (otherwise mostly good) guidebook Mitch? ..sammsing stinks..RIP little bird old (wine)carriage trail in the old lava flow time for dinner..