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  • I found this whale on the last day of my holiday to Lanzerote.
    I was in a good mood as my holiday had been good fun. We met outside Murphy`s bar on the seafront. I think maybe the wind blew him there from a nearby apartment pool area.
    Michael my friend said, "leave him there you don`t want to have to carry him around with you all day."
    "I`ll keep him, I can leave him in the bar and collect him later" I said.
    So that is what I did. By the time I came back several hours had passed. Several people in the bar had decided to befriend my whale. They gave him the name Free Willie. I could only count one!
    Willie had a dance in the bar, had his photo taken and waited for me while I ate my lunch. I think my new friend wanted to return to the sea because he kept looking out the bar window out across the beautiful blue water.
    Nobody wanted to take Willie off me or give me 8 Euros for him so I took him with me back to London.
    I wonder who is the true owner of Willie the whale. Is it a young boy enjoying a nice holiday in the sun? Is it his dad who paid £10 euros in a local beach shop? Maybe Willie is a free spirit who likes to float in the sea and visit some new friends on land whenever the mood takes him?
    Where will Free Willie swim next I wonder. He is sleeping in our garden shed today feeling a little flat. I will see if my young cousin would like to have him as a guest. He just missed his flight to Florida but when my cousin returns I will see if Willie wants to live in a back garden in Chalfont St Peters with the Boyle family.
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