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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

GREAT MONTH OF JULY BEHIND

One can surely say that the past month of July was really good for whale watching in Skjalfandi bay – and the bay has been alive with whales!5 different species were spotted on our tours in July – giant blue whales, humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

SEA ANGLING COMPETITION

Husavik has been very lively because of the Husavik Festival – Candy days & Swedish days 2006 - and this morning a sea angling competition was held by GENTLE GIANTS & GPG.A lot of people participated in the sea angling competition – local people as well as tourists! Competitors were divided into three boats – Athena ÞH, Sædís ÞH and Ásgeir ÞH, which all departed from Husavik harbour at 8:00 and returned at 12:00.Weather conditions were outstanding and catching very good – mainly cod – in our rich fishing grounds close to Husavik.

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Monday, July 24, 2006

HÚSAVÍK FESTIVAL 24th – 30th July 2006

Today the HÚSAVÍK FESTIVAL began in Husavik and will be going on this week. The Húsavík Festival is actually a celebration of two local festivals:-SWEET DAYS (Mærudagar) is a local celebration of family and friends and is usually held the second weekend of August.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

NEW PHOTOS OF BLUE WHALE

The blue whale is the largest animal to have ever lived - it is about the size of 2000 people.                The blue whale has a heart of the size of a car - about 1200 kg.

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Sunday, July 9, 2006

OUT AGAIN ...

The weather conditions the last two days made it impossible for whale watching – but this morning it had got better and our boats sailed out again ...All our boats went out this morning – full of whale watchers that have been waiting to visit the giants of Skjalfandi Bay – many humpback whales & a blue whale!According to the weather forecast the weather conditions should get better up here in the North – but of course, Icelandic weather is unpredictable .

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Friday, July 7, 2006

Alive with Whales ...

The last days have been very good with the gentle giants of Skjalfandi. The Bay has been very lively and a lot of whales spotted on our tours. The main stars on our trips have been the giant blue whales along with many majestic humpback whales.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

BLUE WHALE BROUGHT TO YOU BY GENTLE GIANTS!!!

Unexpectedly our crew & passengers onboard FALDUR spotted a blue whale in Skjálfandi bay this morning. The gigantic blue whale, with the length of 20-33 metres and weight about 110-190 tons, swam calmly about 5 metres from the boat – giving the passengers a great view and a unforgettable experience!! 2 humpback whales and 2 minke whales were also spotted by Gentle Giants on our morning tour .

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Monday, June 19, 2006

Ciao bella megattera…

One of the most spectacular nights, thus far, by what must have been more than 10 humpback whales – known as megattera in Italian - in Skjálfandi bay. The night was special indeed as 3 different humpback whales breached for a total of 17 times! For gentle giant watchers Milena Forlani and Marco Petresini from Bergamo Italy, this is what they had to say…"E’ stata unésperienza unica ed emozionante.

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Congratulations Iceland & all our customers …!!!

Today is the 17th of June – Iceland’s national day. It all happened on the 17th of June 1944, when Iceland declared full independence from Denmark.A great celebration will be held in Husavik today, organised by the town authorities, the gymnastic and athletic teams in Husavik.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

ENCOUNTERS OF THE CLOSEST KIND BY GENTLE GIANTS

     For head-guide Jesse Flores and captain Jon Christian, it was just another fine day for whale watching, clear skies and wavy - yet acceptable conditions. The journey started off as usual – happy whale watchers delighted to start their excursion around the beautiful and scenic realm of Skjalfandi bay.

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