Saturday, December 24, 2011

Whale I'll be - a Norfolk forty

As in a forty foot long sperm whale, washed up on the beach at Old Hunstanton. I went along to get a few pictures for work and joined the hundreds marvelling at the size of a creature that roams the seas unseen by most of us, except on the rare occasions one turns up dead on our shores.

It's the first I've seen in several years, since I walked miles with a photographer to find a much larger whale which had washed up dead on a remote stretch of beach at Thornham. We got caught in a blizzard as the tide turned and it was seriously hairy picking our way back through the mud and marsh creeks as they began filling with water.

Click here for a bit on that whale.

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