This week started with whales. I spotted a Minke whale 2 nights in a row and my first one at the Holland end of the trip.
Unfortunately these were the only ones I saw all week.
On the evenings leaving Ijmuiden the sea state has been perfect for spotting marine mammals. Passengers have been coming to the observation deck to watch the sunset but have been leaving with photographs of breaching porpoises instead.
I also spotted the White-beaked dolphins for only the second time in 2 weeks, this time on Thursday morning on the way into Newcastle.
The last couple of days the Big Watch Weekend has been taking place as part of national whale and dolphin watching week. Unfortunately the weather conditions have not been great and spotting marine life has been difficult. More porpoises were spotted along with a grey seal on Saturday morning on the way into Newcastle harbour.
The ship went out for a day sailing Saturday to watch the Sunderland air show from the sea. Between watching for marine life I glanced up to watch some air acrobatics.
So no humpbacks whales this week, but who knows whats waiting for me over the next 8 days.
Thanks for reading guys,