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Tuesday 06/01/2015 Temp 10C This morning we dropped anchor off Stanley, Falkland Islands, in wet weather. After a 20 minute tender ride in strong winds and rain we reached the wharf. A minibus took us to Murrell Farm where we changed to 4x4 vehicles but the road ended at the farm. It took us an hour to travel 5 km over the paddocks and then we reached the headland to view rockhopper penguins. The wind was blowing a ...
... the British and Germans, the Falklands were mostly ignored (or forgotten) by Whitehall
Soon after World War II, Argentina began to push for the Falklands to be “returned” by Britain. Their demands were largely ignored by the British, but in the 1970’s, much to the horror of Falkland Islanders, the British began a series of semi-secret negotiations with Argentina intended to result in a hand-over of sovereignty. Despite intensive lobbying by representatives ...
The sea was rough last night and this morning. We could feel it without looking outside. But when you looked outside, you could really see the waves. The ocean was angry for some reason, I guess. The cruise director got on the broadcast system and told us that we were really lucky yesterday, because Port Stanley/Falklands were having this weather today! If this happened yesterday, we would not have been able to get ashore and there would be no king penguins! That would ...
... One can lodge at the warden's house, the only place to stay if you wanted to stay overnight at the point. I inquired about this because maybe someday we will be back here to photograph the penguins (again). They would charge $50 GBP per person, room and board. We saw the warden's house, one with pretty red roof.
In about 2 hours, we got the Volunteer Point. Dan told us, the rules were: we were not to get within 4 meters of the ...
Hi everyone, yes we are still here' Cannot update wi fi on the vessel so will cram a few photos in now of Carcass, Saunders Island . ,may not be able to send any more during trip. If this is the case will send another update from Buenos Aires .We are having a ...