Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 4 - Activity 1

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.

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.
1. Keep the whales wet.
2. Placed wet towels on the whales.
3. Pour buckets of water on the whales.


  1. Hey Fraidoon
    Great job on this winter learning journey activity. I feel really sorry for those poor whales who died when they got beached on Farewell Spit. Well done Fraidoon!

  2. Hello Fraidoon
    I feel sorry for the whales. It's nice of the people in the local community to help the whales. Keep up the amazing work fraidoon you have done a great job in the Winter Learning Journey!

  3. Hi Fraidoon. It's sad to see and hear Whales dying from things like this. Hopefully what locals are doing is enough to save them. Keep up the brilliant work.

  4. Kai Ora Fraidoon!

    I'm sure the people would have used everything they could to carry water for the sea to the whales to keep them wet! What a challenge that would be! Do you think you would get involved in helping the stranded whales?


  5. Hey Fraidoon
    It must have been hard to carry enough water too the whales! good job