A short drive up to Randolph, VT
I finally took the time and stopped to see the Whales Tails in Randolph, VT and I'm so happy I did. My son and I ventured out in the field off of ex 4 on 89. There's a decent size parking lot across the street from the McDonald's. My son told me that those whales got stuck there in the earth and some day they will get free and find them self back on their way to the ocean .. hes 4 :) ... Bless his heart :)
I found some information about the original Whales Tails that I taught was pretty interesting and worth the share.
The name of the whale tails sculpture is "Reverence" and is meant to symbolize the fragility of the planet -- that is, if you think of granite as fragile. It was commissioned in 1988 by a wealthy British metals trader named David Threlkeld, who lived in Randolph at the time. Jim Sardonis sculpted each of the two 13-foot high tails from six tons of black granite. The tails resided in Randolph beginning in 1989 and were to have been placed in front of a motel and conference complex planned by Threlkeld, but financing fell through and Threlkeld split for Arizona. The tails were offered up for sale with a price tag of $100,000. New Bedford, MA was considering it for awhile, and a sale to the Hartford Whalers hockey team seemed possible until the team moved and changed its name, but the tails eventually found their way to their present location beside Rte 89 outside Burlington.