With the exception of two days during which we were held back by weather, we had the same everyday routine for three weeks, sailing out of the port Hamn, on Senja, with wetsuits and camera gear ready down below. Once at sea, the only common denominator was that it was cold, and that we would end up seeing whales. Some times we had to go far from land, other times, they were close to shore. As the days passed, we got better at finding whales, as well as timing when to jump in. Occasionally we only found a handful of them, but we also had days with hundreds of orcas and dozens of humpbacks surrounding Barba.