Today was a exciting day! The boats went out early like every day. They found a pod really quickly, and began to chase them into the cove. The dolphins fought so hard. For over three hours the dolphins gave the fishermen a long struggle. They fought with everything they had.
And finally the boats gave up and returned to harbour. We were dancing to celebrate and it really made our day!!!
We also checked up on our friend the dolphin Free. His new friend is swimming along with him and they are jumping around happy and free!
We left the hotel at 5 o`clock this morning, like every day. All the boats and the harpoonboat went out. Luckely they came back empty-handed like yesterday. It really makes our day!!! Every day without any dolphins getting slaughterd is a good day!
We and Tia ( from save japan dolphins also ) went to the dolphinpens at the dolphinresort to check up on the dolphin who jumped out of the pens yesterday. He was still swimming outside the pens, and the trainers knows that he`s out there. Wondering what they are thinking? Are they not gonna catch him, or are they sure about him not swimming away?
When we was checking up on Free, some tourists came to the pens with the trainers to swim and pet the dolphins. It was so sad! The dolphins had to drag them around in the pen, as if they were a toy...
The good news is that Free has a new friend outside the pens. Today there were two dolphins swimming togehter. Who knows, maybe they are teaching the other dolphins to jump out of the pens in the middle of the night. That would be kind of great!
Crazy day! All the bangerboats and the harpoonboats went out early in the morning, but came back empty handed. Yeeeeyh!! We did the little dolphin-dance when the boats passed us. The dolphin won today!
( The boats going out and coming empty-handed back again )
Then, we went to the pens nearby the dolphins resort to check on the dolphins there. Suddenly a dolphin just jumped over the pen and out to the free ocean. It`s was really crazy, and we started to cheer because we were so happy! We thought finally he could swim out to his familiy, and eat as much fish as possible again!
( The trainers looking for the escaped dolphin named FREE )
But no; he stayed by the pens and his dolphins-friends. It`s so sad, because all we wanted was for him to swim away from the pens and the trainers, and live free. But he`s never going to leave the others behind, so he will keep swimming around the pens communicating with the dolphins. It`s kind of beautiful too, because this tells the dolphins story so well, about how loyal they are and unselfish.
( If you have a little patience, you will se the dolphin outside the nets by the pens )
We stayed there for almost 2 hours and just looked at him. It was a mirakel that he got out, and at the same timevery sad to know that he will probably never find the way back to his familiy who probably were killed in The Cove when he was taken to captivity...
We wanna call him FREE, because for some minuts, he really was.
Det positive med en tyfon er at det ikke blir noen delfinjakt idag. Det negative er de delfinene som bor i innhegninger nær kysten av Taiji by drukner i nettene pga de store bølgene. Kan garantere at de har det mye verre enn vi med å overleve denne stormen.
It`s seven in the morning and we are all gathered in a hotelroom. A typhoon is arriving Taiji in just a few hours, and it`s kind off scary. But we are safe together, and worried about the dophins in the pens.
We arrived yesterday. Drove from Osaka to Taiji. A beautiful drive, but high waves along the coast made us understand that the storm is arriving. After checking in we went to dinner. So hungry after such a long trip. Tia came along, and we got to know her some more. A very nice girl form England.
So, we will keep you updated, and cross your fingers for us.
Endelig er vi ankommet Taiji/Katsuura. Det har vært noen laaange døgn med mye reising og en skummel kjøretur fra Osaka hit. Ikke nok med at det styrtregnet, men stormen som er meldt de 32 timene gjør at vi har måttet kjøpe inn vann- og matsupple. Vi er trygge:)
Vi tok turen rett til the cove og hvalmuseumet. Det er så rart å se, den lille vakre stranden i Taiji hvor tusenvis av delfiner har mistet sine liv og familier. Vannet er krystallklart og varmt, og stranden hvit. Likevel vet nesten ingen av de mange badegjestene her om sommeren om at når høsten kommer farges vannet rødt. Heldigvis ingen delfinslakt idag pga stomvarselet. LYKKE! Men, vi ble fort observert gående rundt i Taiji og ordet spredet seg raskt der vi stod ved stranden, to norske jenter fra Norge. Flere biler stoppet og varlset vår ankomst. Setter alltid pris på litt blest;)
Hvalmuseumet var grusomt. Vi stod bare utenfor og så inn mellom de åpne buskene og trærene. De trente en stakkarslig delfin til å gjøre kunstner, med død fisk som belønning. Innhegningen som den 1 meter lange delfinen bor i, er maks 10 kmv. Tenk å måtte gå fra havet som sin lekeplass til dette?!?! Det var uungåelig å holde tårene tilbake....
Akkurat nå skal vi spise mIddag og legge oss. Må være opplagte til i natt når stormen skal treffe inn. Tviler på at vi klarer å sove den igjennom. Slitne og trøtte etter en 32 timers lang tur, er vi lykkelige, spente og glade for å være tilbake. Det er her vi kan gjøre en forskjell, det er her endringene vil skje. Flere oppdateringer kommer fortløpende, og følg oss også på facebook siden vår CJ COVEGUARDIANS LOVZDOLPHINS.
So much to do before we head off to Japan. Everything from international drivers license to different cameras. It`s sooo exciting! It will be a long trip, on 21 hours before arriving in Japan. And then we have to drive three hours to get to Taiji. AND we have to drive on the left side of the road, HELP! We are not used to that. It will be a challenge...
We are really looking forward to meet a girl named Tia when we check in on our hotel. She arrived a few days ago. Together we will be there for the dolphins and keep the world updated on whats going on, everyday. Please follow us her and on our facebook side under the name CJ Coveguardians Lovzdolphins. Add us as your friend and you will be the first to now when the boats head out to sea and if they are returning with a dolphinpod or not.
Vi er to jenter på 23 og 25 år fra Kolbotn og Frogner som ønsker å la dere ta del i en hjertesak og en reise vi nok en gang er klar for å ta fatt på. Vi reiser til Japan, Taiji, for å bekjempe tortur og slakting av delfiner! Dette må stoppes!
We are two girls from Norway who will be traveling to Japan Taiji, to stop the slaughter of thousands of dolphins every year!
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