Day 15December 3, 2015 in Falkland Islands ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C
Arrived at the Falkland Islands this morning.
Did 2 landings, one at New Island and one at Grave Cove.
At New Island we saw a rookery of Rockhopper penguins, Albatros and Cormorants, all mixed in together. The penguins were roosting and we were told the eggs were about a week off hatching.
At Graves Cove there were masses of Gentoo penguins roosting and their eggs were hatching. Mike and Nat actually saw one penguin hatch. We saw quite a number of chicks that were only an hour or so old.
We also saw the penguins returning to the beach and exiting the water. Very funny. Also some dolphins playing in the water near the penguins.
Was a good intro to landings. Weather at New Island was very warm with several people removing their jackets. It was much colder at Graves Cove in the afternoon with a cool wind blowing.
Had a Gala Dinner tonight followed by a musical and then music to dance to. Managed to get a jive, foxtrot, waltz, cha, rumba and a tango (not to mention several line dances!).Read more