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March 11th 2013
Published: March 11th 2013
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4-8th Mar – Beaches, birds, turtles, and whales. Today we went whale watching and saw an enormous blue whale. The tale was the size of me (1-metre). I was glad I wasn’t in a smaller boat because it was so rough (people were sick). The boat smacked up and down and we got soaked. The blow holes sprayed water everywhere. Jonathan

Turtle hatchery – Laying - 300 eggs each year, Growing – the eggs grow in sand for 64-days, Hatching, Surviving – it’s hard to survive because fishermen take the eggs and sell them to eat. Jonathan

Twitching– birds we saw at Bundala; all 4 types of egrets, pelicans, green bee eaters, blue bee eaters, Indian darter, godwits, plovers, fish eagle, sea eagle, storks, and stilts. My favourite birds there were the bee eaters because they had such bright feathers. We saw sea turtles in the ocean they were as big as a desk. They kept going under and it came up after the surf. There was a baby and an adult crocodile on the path. The driver got closer and closer to the crocodile. We were starting to think that he was crazy. Luckily the crocodile moved into the salt lake. Sophie

Whale watching – look from the blow holes! The whales were out in the shipping lanes, where from a distance it was easy to mistake some of the bigger container ships for small islands. We were out there for 4-hours. Life’s a Beach – photos say it all, downside is you cannot swim off these very long beaches as the rip tide would drag you out to sea.

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11th March 2013

Is Richard going to bring one of those elephants back to England with you, to make his daily commute along the M4 more interesting and environmentally friendly? :-)
17th March 2013
At 3m that's Quite Large

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wow, pleased you guys didn't smile at the crocodile. I'm sure he's imagining how well you'd fit within his grin! What an amazing photo- I'd definitely be looking for some sedation. pleased you're having a great time. keep up the good work.

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