Well in the news this weekend, London had a new tourist attraction, a young whale that had lost its way and become stranded in the River Thames. Londoners couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the animal swimming along. It proved quite a hit with visitors to the capital too. People from all across England and worldwide (including myself) have been eagerly awaiting news of the animal's progress. Marine experts managed to get the whale onto a barge in a dramatic rescue bid to transport it back to the open sea. But unfortunately the whale failed to survive the journey and passed away enroute. This was one of those stories that touched the hearts of everyone in England. A sad ending to a touching tale.