Posted by: orcaweb | June 19, 2009

18th June 2009 BLOG UPDATE: “I love the crossings to Santander”

Beautiful weather, wonderful people, huge numbers of dolphins – oh, life if good!

The weather around Bay of Biscay has been so perfect lately. Actually, it’s only been very few days, since ORCA’s start on Pont Aven in April, when the sea’s surface condition has made spotting difficult (nock on wood!). During the last 2 crossings it’s been like sailing through a silky surface. It was actually difficult NOT to see dolphins – they seemed to show up everywhere! Most of the passengers were totally focused on the wild dolphins, while some were more focused on the WILDlife officer!!!

Richie (the boy looking at me instead of the dolphins) impressed me with “whale talk”, Swedish skills and energy to die for!

Richie (the boy looking at me instead of the dolphins) impressed me with “whale talk”, Swedish skills and energy to die for!

Looking at posterThroughout the crossing, sighting updates are presented on ORCA’s wildlife board –and the whale and dolphin poster is a definite favourite amongst passengers.

 People often ask if the boat stays in Santander a few days. Unfortunately weFruit Sant. only have a few hours there until we start another crossing. That is the time when I run (!) off the boat to have some extremely good Spanish coffee, and buy some essentials (no, I’m not talking about the goods to the right of the picture. I’m aiming for the fruit!)

-Lena

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  1. you might be interested in Barrys sisters blog on the return atlantic sail – she is great on the nature side of things http://aileensailing.blogspot.com/2009/07/sailing-jellyfish.html
    Mary O Regan

  2. Hi again Mary!

    Thank you! I love these blogs. Sailing, ocean, and salt air!!!! I also answered on your e-mail, but don’t know if this reach you faster….

    Always appreciate inspirational inputs:) /Lena


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