Thursday, August 18, 2005

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A Whale of a Tale

a real whale tail, maybe.One of the more bizarre bits of news we've seen around the place recently was the Case of the Fake Whale Tail in Wellington Harbour.

Several people spotted what they thought was a windsurfer in distress off the Petone beach, so a launch was sent out to make a rescue. Upon arriving at the scene, the rescuers discovered it was, in fact, a well made plastic whale tail, that had been anchored to the seabed, and was doing a pretty good imitation of the real thing, flapping and splashing around in the surf as if a particularly frolicsome sperm whale. Or maybe a southern right whale. Either way, the whale has been deemed a marine hazard, and if not already removed, will be shortly.

We here at Wellingtonista Towers can only but admire whoever was behind the maker of such a pointless object, and hope they have more in store...


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