03 June, 2009

a bloody saturday.

It was early Saturday morning, when the first tweets started coming through. Urging people to please head down to Kommetjie Beach, as there were about 50 whales that had beached themselves and they needed help.

Saturday was terrible, listening to the updates, watching the news. I eventually stopped checking in on twitter. It was just too much.

I was going to do a post on the whales, but it was just too heartbreaking.

However, my blogging friend, Candice has written an amazing post. It happened right on her beach. Please pop over and have a read.

We will never understand why these things happen, but we can be very proud and grateful to those people who went to help these magnificent creatures.

3 comments:

Emily said...

ah sooo sad!

Tamara said...

It's horrible when this happens... Feel so helpless. I just don't understand. But I think it was best to shoot the whales rather than let them die of stress (which some did).

*~! megs !~* said...

Oh my gosh. How horrible. I just went and read about this and how unbelievably heartbreaking... What a shame...