With her hands on the prize from Portsmouth International Port’s summer colouring competition, 11 year Daniela Jenkins uses her new iPad to show the design that made her the winner.
Daniela, who lives in South West London, was travelling home with her family from Northern Spain when she picked up the colouring booklet on a Brittany Ferries crossing to Portsmouth.
Daniela’s family is originally from Northern Spain, and she and her siblings are all bilingual. They visit the seaside village of Suances near Santander each summer, choosing the ferry route from Portsmouth so they can take their car. This allows them to explore the beautiful coastline, and also head inland to the Cantabrian Mountains.
Wildlife officers from Portsmouth based charity ORCA are onboard all of the summer crossings to Spain. They keep detailed records of sightings to help scientists better understand the distribution of the creatures, whilst educating passengers about the challenges faced by whales and dolphins. The crossings to and from Northern Spain and Portsmouth International Port pass through one of the most important habitats for cetaceans on the planet, home to a wide range of whales, dolphins and porpoises.