Sometimes a certain story just manages to capture the public imagination. This weekend, London has been lucky enough to benefit from such a story – the Thames Whale. See the coverage from The Observer here, The Sun here, and then it even reached Dagens Nyheter and Spiegel. Saturday was a pleasant, sunny, almost spring-like day in London and Helena and I had decided to take a trip to Greenwich just to wander around really. But there were tens of people staring excitedly at the river – the whale was coming! OK, it was on the barge by this point, but the feel-good among the people beside the river was fantastic. We spoke to a pleasant lady from New Zealand who explained what they did to help beached whales in her home country, and a photographer excitedly told us this was the second time she had seen the whale. It was quite a wonderful, very sociable occassion. All I can hope is that the British population think of this in the future, and maybe make a donation to Greenpeace’s Save the Oceans campaign as a result!
For the pictures from Greenwich: