Still gently flagellating yourself for not bidding on the
80kg fibre glass whale that sold on eBay a few months ago?
Well, you can stop the whipping right now as we've tracked him
down and there is a happy ending to this whale tale.
As homophonic luck would have it, the whale formerly known as
Willy is now living at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife
Centre in West Wales after the centre manager, Steve, and his
girlfriend, Sarah, bought the ex-clubbing fibre glass mammal to
help raise awareness for the conservation work they do.
At present, Steve and his colleagues aren't entirely sure how
they're going to use the whale to raise funds for the centre but
they've made an excellent start by entering him as a whale mobile
in the Aberaeron Bank Holiday Carnival to promote their
If you're ever Cardigan Bay
way, then the centre is well worth popping into and the boat trips
a great way to spot bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and
leatherback turtles (not to mention a whale who used to go
Dumped by a Leeds nightclub, roaming the skips and back gardens
of North Yorkshire and then being sold to the highest bidder, it's
the stuff of fairytale endings that Willy the whale ended up being
carnival king and the toast of the Teifi
Who'd have thought eBay would be responsible for such Hollywood