Monday, 10 July 2017

Day 4: Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (Swimming with the Sharks )

Activity 1: When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit.

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Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.
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They offered their towels, t-shirts and lava lava's to put over the whales until the Doc ranger arrives.They got a bucket and poured water unto them to keep them alive. They did everything they could. They were so helpful and they tried their best.


  1. Talofa Malia,

    Thank you for sharing abit about what happened at Farewell Spit. How did it make you feel reading about the Whales? I was overwhelmed by the amount of people that were there to help save the whales. It was so sad to see them out on the sandy beaches not being able to reach the ocean.

    I would love to know more about what you think.

    Best wishes,


  2. Hi Malia. Great blogpost. It's sad to see that whales are dying from things like this. Keep up the great work.

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