We started the morning testing our patience as we were waiting for a while to go out at sea. Being on a whale watching tour is not like going to a restaurant where you can choose something to eat from the menu list. Here, we totally depend on nature’s will to show up or not.

It looked like we had to postpone our chance to be in the company of wildlife, but the unpredictability and impermanence of nature allowed us to eventually join the company of a playful group of common dolphins. Just like yesterday there were many young and calves in the group, jumping, head-slapping and interacting with each others. Despite some rain and the chilly northwestern winds we enjoy such lively company 😀


Arianna Cecchetti

About Arianna Cecchetti

Arianna is a Marine Biologist and Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2009. Originally from Italy, she sees herself more as a world citizen. After a four years break for a Postgraduate course in the Azores Islands, she's back to enjoy guiding and collecting data for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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