The whales have abandoned Tromsø. The herring has travelled north, and so have the whales. The past weekend, I and six friends decided to follow them. On Friday evening, we loaded our kayaks on the roofs of our cars and drove up to Skjervøy. We drove under a starry sky. I expected to see the … Continue reading Good whale hunting
My friend Anders Schurmann has taken the art and happiness of paddling with the whales in Kaldfjord to another level. This is so amazing and beautiful that I just may have to jump into the fjord and have a look myself. The second film is a bit dark, but turn up the volume and you … Continue reading Rolling with Whales
At first, it seemed as if the herring had chosen to swim to a new destination this year. The water of Kaldfjord lay calm. Only a few flocks of killer whales and some stray humpbacks could be seen cutting the surface. But about a week ago, the herring came back. The birds went crazy, and … Continue reading Whales and foul language in Kaldfjord
I don’t know what to write in this post. For once, I am completely out of words. What I experienced yesterday goes beyond everything I have ever experienced in my entire life. I still can’t get into my head that I was actually there, that it was me sitting in that kayak next to those … Continue reading WohohoWhales
Today was no ordinary Wednesday. Today was the Wednesday when I, instead of getting on the bus to work to spend the day sitting on my boney little butt, got picked up by Kjersti and Kenneth and headed out to Kaldfjord with two kayaks on the car roof. Today was the day when dreams came … Continue reading The best Wednesday™
After two weeks of sitting on my ass (first because of the flu, then the AVI conference, and finally because of the flu again), my body was screaming for activity on Friday. As everyone in the vicinity unfortunately get to experience, all sitting on the butt and no play makes me a very grumpy and … Continue reading What a weekend two days make
I had two reasons for moving to Tromsø. The first one was the mountains, the second one was the whales. I harbor a very naive love for mammals (and birds, and sometimes fish too). Like many other naivists, my greatest dream is to find a kindred spirit in a member of a different species. I … Continue reading WHALES!