Blue skies and a light wind greet us as we arrive at the port in Vilanova. There, we meet up with Alex, Alícia, Leo, Mercè, Manel and Jordi who will be accompanied by Mar, Vicki, Oriol and Oscar from Cetacea on today’s trip to search out whales and dolphins along the Catalan coast.
Today we will conducting our Photo-Identification project from a 15 metre mono-hulled sail boat, as usual provided by our sponsors, Azimut. After a quick safety briefing and a short explanation of the project, we cast off the lines and head out. As we leave the port the sea is fairly calm but to the east, some really huge rain clouds stretch from the coast to the horizon.