The weather does not encourage us to spend the whole day on the water. It was cloudy, there were waves and it rained a bit. For a moment we were wondering if we should not cancel the trip? But we couldn’t! From the far distance, we saw two other boats looking for whales. We changed the direction, leaving them far behind. The focus on the boat was enormous! Everyone (we were together with our captain Peter and a couple of Danes) strain their eyes to spot a splash of water from the sea. This is how you look for whales (they must come to the surface from time to time to breathe).
Suddenly, far ahead, near to a small island, we have noticed a static mass of the gray body, followed by two fountains. One of them is large and the other is much smaller. We already knew that we have a mother and a baby in front of us. We decided to get closer, all the time observing the behavior of animals that hardly moved. They drifted on the surface of the water and did absolutely nothing about the fact that we were nearby. We turned off the boat’s engine and waited. Mom with the little one remained afloat !! After a few minutes, the guide gave us a signal that we can slowly and quietly jump into the water.
And what we have already seen in our dreams just came true . Almost an hour and a half (the maximum allowed limit) we snorkeled right next to a several-meter whale and her calf. The whale Mom rested, occasionally closed her big eyes. The young, however, did not want to rest at all. He was very curious about us! Swam, fliped and half-turned. His movements were clumsy and you could see that he was just learning his buoyancy. From time to time he flowed away a bit from its mother towards us, but then it came back quickly under his Mom’s jaw. Most of the time, the mother was tenderly touching the little one. She seemed to be relaxed but she also was vigilant all the time. Something beautiful and extraordinary!