January 2, 2017 - Sleep day. 23 hours of travel to get here from my home airport in Texas to Oslo, Norway - all I have done is sleep. I wanted to go around and film some of the local architecture around the airport here in Oslo, but I was wiped out. This past week has been nothing but late nights with family and friends (due to the holidays), and then I capped it with this marathon flight. My body just gave up the ghost and I crashed hard. Its 9:15pm here and 2:15pm back home. So there is a 7 hour difference that I need to adjust too as well.
Its all worth it though. Norway is beautiful. Its 30 degrees right now and there is no snow. So thats good I think? We will see how it is in Andenes, because that is a few hours (flight) away from here.
I spoke with the owner of the boats I chartered for this trip, Marten. He told me they already have orcas in the area. Which is good. That part always stresses me the hell out. But they are out there. Now we just need favorable conditions, and some baitballs. We have 6 days out there to try and make that happen. So we will see?
I will keep this write up short. I can see trying to keep a daily vlog/blog is going to be challenging. But I really want to share this world and the craziness (both highs and lows) of the Travel Life as a pro Shark Diver. It sounds wierd to me to say that, since I am out looking for orcas. But sharks are still my favorites and my career was built around the shark world.
I tried to upload this blog in my hotel room before I headed to the airport for Andenes, But ended up finishing it in the Bodo airport, Which is where we have our layover. It is a really nice airport. Small and cozy but plush as hell. There is also a snow storm blowing through here right now, so my dreams of no snow this week have been shot to hell. The adventures continue.