A Whale in the Thames!

Yes, that’s a whale … in the Thames … in Central London today. The 17ft northern bottle-nose whale caused much excitment in the capital. I only saw it via the continuous live TV coverage all afternoon. It hadn’t made it as far as Chelsea harbour by the time I headed home. Here’s hoping it finds its way back downstream and out to the sea, where it belongs.

Update: Saturday morning and the race to save the whale is on.

Update 2: Efforts to rescue the Thames whale have failed. Sigh…