We can hardly believe it has been a week since Orca Watch 2018 started and wow what a week we have had! From the humble porpoise to the majestic minke and of course the awesome orca, we have had many fantastic sightings over the last week and we were hoping for some more orca today. We had fantastic sea conditions for the first two ferries and we were greeted by a group of five porpoise coming back into JOG harbour as the second ferry crossing came to an end. There had also been a hoard of sightings from landwatchers at Duncansby Head during the morning, including porpoise and minke whales which was fantastic. Many orca watchers had headed home at this point, however there were a few dedicated people still hopeful of seeing killer whales from the headland.
The dreaded haar made an appearance for the afternoon of ferry crossings and hung around for the rest of the day, meaning no cetacean sightings apart from an ominous fin in the mist as the last ferry of Orca Watch docked at the JOG harbour. It has been a truly fantastic week here at Orca Watch, we have been so lucky with sightings of cetaceans and have enjoyed both fantastic weather and lovely company throughout the duration. Even though a long eight days of sea watching can be very tiring and trying, the raw thrill and emotion of seeing orca makes it all worthwhile. We hope many will join us next year for Orca Watch 2019!