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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 ...
... there’s a lot less nervousness in Stanley about the possibility of Argentina (or “East Chile” as they prefer to call it!) showing up again uninvited. There’s little outward evidence now of the war other than the war memorial. There are still beaches and some pastures strictly off-limits while the job of removing the last of the 25,000 landmines laid by the Argentines is completed. Our guide tells us that on the islands’ only golf course, ...
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 ...
of November 2014
We have a day at sea since we have to move towards South Georgia. So this day we filled with
lectures and good food again. We had a good lecture about photography by Cristina Mittermeier, girl friend of ...
of November 2014
On the East Falkland we visited the capital city Stanley. This should be a land
disembarkation but it became an extra zodiac disembarkation. In Stanley we did a history tour with Damien, hereby we visited the 1982 Falklands War Memorial and the Government House. Later on we did some visitings of the Christ Church Cathedral with his impressive