As many of you know I go off to one of the Scottish islands most summers, and this year was no exception. I am gradually getting to know some of the islanders. One of them was telling me about a whale that had been washed up onto the beach near his house a few years ago. When we went to round to his house for a coffee and a chat, he gave me a couple of the vertebrae from the whale’s skeleton.
Whales are such beautiful animals, and their spinal bones are beautiful and strong. I’ll show you one next time you are in the clinic!