Winds northwest, 8 knots. Good visibility, partly cloudy, and cold. 57˚48’ N, 51˚28’ W at noon
We have seen no boats for three days, but it’s nice to know we’re still not the largest thing sailing these seas. A blue whale just passed us, lazily surfacing its elegant back, which alone outstripped our 47-foot yacht. The encounter lasted only seconds – we were going in opposite directions – but left us humans silent in humble awe. I doubt we had a similar effect on the blue whale.
I’m glad that, in the last 5 days, I have seen more whales than people.
– Graham May