Abandoned breakfasts & dancing seals
We're having a fabulous time here up in the Arctic with some incredible sightings already...
I've actually just had my breakfast disturbed as Bjorn, our guide, spotted a polar bear on shore, not far away. The guests were very excited and abandoned plates and bowls still sit in the dining area...
Yesterday was a real treat and a first for our guides, Bjorn and Finn. We were out in the Zodiacs at the foot of a glacier minding our own business when a seal came to say hello. He was very inquisitive and particular fascinated by our propeller. Finn whistled to him and after about 5 minutes of swimming around and under the Zodiac he started a little dance like a dolphin. It was an incredible show that lasted around 10 minutes as he flung himself out of the water and twisted around a few times. In and out and in and out. Our guides were beside themselves with excitement and confusion as they had never seen such a sight and had no idea that seals could behave in this way. When we got back to the boat, the crew were anxious to see photos as they couldn't believe it either. We have no idea why this little inquisitive seal did, but will hold this memory for life. It truly was breathtaking, especially with the emerald blue glacier which roared as ice broke off, provided such an incredible backdrop.
This morning, we are off in search of walruses and of course our breakfast bear. We're then going to head north into the glaciers in search of more wildlife.
It is clear blue skies here, but the forecast is quite windy, as it was yesterday, we had a very choppy sail up here.