We went on a Northland Discovery tour boat today looking for whales and icebergs. We sat right on the front of the boat and the wind was quite chilly. We immediately started chasing whale spray. Someone would shout “THERE SHE BLOWS” and we were off in that direction. The crew was very knowledgable and knew just where to go to be there when the whale would surface. We saw lots of tails! We did not see a breach but the amount of whales, spray and tails was amazing.
The whales were humpback and finback. There are orcas periodically in the area but we did not see one.
They we visited a MASSIVE iceberg. It was over 600 feet long and 50 feet above the water. There were little waterfalls on the ice as it was melting.
While we were visiting this iceberg part of it broke off. You could hear a rumble like thunder and then saw a huge splash and waves kicked up around the boat rocking us around. It was AMAZING!
We saw more whales. Lots more!
Before we headed away we picked up a pice of “bergy bits” (fragments from the icebergs) and all got to eat 10,000 year old ice! YUMMY!
For dinner we went to the Great Viking Feast. We saw Bonnie (Tora, Asgard) again. She works all over! We stared our meal with kaplin and cod tongues. Mom, Emmerson and Breighton all tried the kaplin. It is similar to a sardine. Only Mom tried the cod tongue.
The dinner was buffet and the food was traditional Newfoundland food. We had jiggs dinner, salt pork, roast beef and some cod dishes. After dinner the vikings held trial and people brought cases before the court. One case was about someone driving too fast and other people not seeing a moose in the distance. Another was about a man who lost his coat. It was weird and funny with lots of table banging with our hands.
We got cool necklaces from the vikings.
Our time here we felt like family. It was nice to see familiar faces and get to know the locals.