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We’ll we were able to get off at Stanley today.
The waters are calm and the sun is actually breaking through some of the
clouds, apparently a pretty rare day from what they say as only 4 of the last
10 cruise ship attempts have been successful.
We were first tender off – and with only 1,200 inhabitants we didn’t really feel
that this was going to be jam packed with things to see. Pretty basic town, I guess ...
... of all Colonel H Jones who's VC was awarded posthumously for his heroic offence of a machine gun post........ Nothing we can say, but there are signs all around town that bonds the islands with the mighty Great Britain. Not very often I feel particularly patriotic when abroad, but today is one of them. So to lighten the mood we hit the bars of Stanley, only three are open and we make the most of them. The first we frequent is the Globe, just up ...
Sunday March 9th
At sea.The ocean is getting rougher but was still able to get a walk in.
Monday March 10th
At sea. Managed to get for a massage today and it felt good.
Tuesday March 11th
We anchored off the shore of Stanley at 7:15am. Our guide wasn't meeting us until 11am so we weren't in a hurry. We had to take the tender in to the town and the water was very rough. Once we landed we went into the welcome centre and had a ...
... the weather was much better so we headed again to Goose Green. We had tea in the Galley café (a pretty standard greasy spoon but it made good tea) before visiting the community centre where villagers were held by the Argentinians for 4 weeks. With only one loo for the whole settlement, the conditions must have been awful. We returned to Darwin Lodge before transferring to Mount Pleasant where our flight out had been delayed by some ...
From Pebble Island, we flew on to Sealion Island where we immediately went for an orientation trip with Graham. Again, the conflict was evident, with the HMS Sheffield memorial very striking, but the Elephant Seals, Sealions, Rockhoppers and Shags were there before it and are still there. Knowing where to look, Graham saw Orcas in the ...