The Whale under Tower Bridge
BY Pinny Grylls, London
The Thames is a tidal river – a mix of salty and fresh water – it is a halfway house between the rivers and the sea. It connects us with the ocean – and sometimes her creatures accidently find their way to London. One day a whale got stuck in her waters just under Tower Bridge – she had lost her way and could not swim back to the sea. They tried to lift her out with helicopters but she eventually died of shock. I think of her often. Her majesty was too great for us. What sea creature do you think of often?