Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands

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  • Day28

    Falkland Islands/フォークランド諸島

    January 28, 2020 in Falkland Islands ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    After 2 days of traveling, we arrived in the Falkland Islands to strong wind and rain. Unfortunately we couldn't get off the ship, and the tour to see penguins was canceled. 😞 We are on our way to cruise pass Antarctica for several days. I am looking forward to seeing the scenery.
    2日間をかけて、フォークランド諸島にやっととどり着きました。雨や暴風の悪天候で、船から降りられなかったので、ペンギンを見に行くツアーが中止になりました。本当に残念です。😭😭
    今は南極へ向かっています。上陸しないまま景色を見るのが楽しみです。
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    Satoshi Murata

    Look so cold. You need the winter attire😞

    1/28/20Reply
    Wendy E

    Can’t predict weather, keep safe and warm.

    1/28/20Reply
    Funatabi Cruises

    It is summer here, but it is cold around 10C or 45F. I hope the sun comes back

    1/28/20Reply
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  • Day223

    Falkland Islands

    December 15, 2017 in Falkland Islands ⋅ 🌬 11 °C

    Even though we’re traveling on a luxurious ship with all the comforts you can imagine (champagne, sir?), this first stop on our trip helped us to quickly remember we’re in a very remote part of the world that few people will ever have the opportunity to see. The crazy part is that we still have a very long way to go to get somewhat close to where the early (and current) explorers and researchers traveled to document and preserve this incredible part of the world.
    Once we were cleared to get off the ship (very strict bio-security measures), we jumped into Land Rovers driven by locals over dense, spongy peat fields to visit a rock-hopper penguin colony. After hanging out with the penguins for an hour or so, we headed back to the capital, Port Stanley. We walked the main street and visited the very impressive museum that included a great exhibit presenting a local viewpoint of the short occupation and brutal war with Argentina in ’82. Before returning to the ship to begin 2 days of sailing to South Georgia we stopped in one of the pubs to enjoy a local pint.
    This is an amazing, unique, wind-swept group of islands, with a population of just 3,000 people. A beautiful and remote place.
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    Rowena Singer

    We didn't get a chance to see these particular penguins on the Antarctic peninsula, and I would have mis-categorized them as macaroni penguins. Great shot of a parent and its baby penguin looking straight at camera!

    1/10/18Reply
    Jessica Vibberts

    OMG

    1/22/18Reply
     
  • Day29

    Falkland Islands

    February 1, 2018 in Falkland Islands ⋅ ☁️ 52 °F

    After passing through the Strait of Magellan we sailed northeast to the Falkland Islands, just missing a storm with 8-12 meter seas. The winds in this part of the world are impressive and this storm exacerbated that tendancy resulting in winds over 110 mph. Locals told us about a couple who was camping during the storm and sought refuge in a shipping container. The strong winds blew the shipping container down a hillside, severely injuring the couple inside. They were evacuated to Santiago, Chile and survived.



    The nearly 800 islands of the archipelago (almost 5000 square miles) have a population of only 3000 people and over a half million sheep. The local economy also relies on fisheries and tourism. The windblown, rolling, semiarid, treeless landscape has a peculiar beauty as you can see on the photo. We toured Stanley, the capital, which has a rustic British feel and the Stanley museum was particularly interesting, with the Falklcands War of 1982 figuring prominently in local history.
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    Cheryl Hassan

    We lived in Peru during that war. We listened to BBC, Voice of America, Radio Moscow and CBC (Canada) in order to get perspective and n what was going on in the Malvinas/Faulklands.

    2/5/18Reply
    Roland Zimmerman

    Looks soooooo good!

    2/5/18Reply
     
  • Day8

    Tiere auf den Falklandinseln

    November 21, 2019 in Falkland Islands ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Man fahrt sicherlich nicht nur wegen der bewegten Geschichte auf die Falklandinseln. Die Tierwelt ist einzigartig, auch wenn viele nicht einheimische Arten die Inseln prägen. Z.B. ist der gelb Ginster nett anzusehen, auf die Inseln gehört er nicht.
    Die Pinguine sind sehr nett an den Südseeartigen Ständen anzusehen. Neben Gänse, Enten, diversen Seevögeln haben wir auch Defline und Robben gesehen.
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    Andreas Nowotny

    Da will ich auch mal hin

    11/22/19Reply
     
  • Day8

    Falklandinseln

    November 21, 2019 in Falkland Islands ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Heute Morgen haben wir nach zwei Tagen auf hoher See wieder Land gesichtet: Die Falklandinseln.
    Die sind einerseits viel größer als ich gedacht habe, auch die Lage ist eigentlich nicht wirklich am Ende der Welt: Breitengrad wie Hamburg.
    Es ist ist nach dem Sturm wieder ruhiger geworden. Wobei wir es auch nicht mehr als auf 3m Wellen geschafft haben.
    Stanley liegt in einem Naturhafen und wir mussten mit unserem Schiff durch eine Enge fahren. Das wäre sicherlich bei 13m Wellen, die es hier gestern noch hatte, wohl schwierig gewesen.
    Diesmal sind wir mit so einem Tender-Boot an Land gefahren. Städtchen und Insel ansehen.
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  • Day13

    Volunteer Point, Îles Malouines

    March 18, 2017 in Falkland Islands ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Hier nous avons pris un quatre quatre pour voir des pingouins. Au début c'était tranquille sur la route puis on l'a quittée pour traverser la campagne. Ça bougeait tellement qu'à la fin on avait mal partout.

    Quand les pingouins vont dans l'eau, ils se dandinent jusqu'aux  vagues puis se jettent dedans. Les plus jeunes qui ont encore leur duvet de bébé, partent en courant car ils trouvent l'eau trop froide et ne sont pas encore "waterproof".

    Olivier

    Nous sommes allés voir des pingouins. Il y en a environ 15 000 répertoriés à Volunteer Point et trois sortes différentes.
    Le premier type est le pingouin King (mon préféré)
    . On le reconnaît car il a une tache orange derrière les "oreilles" et sur le cou. Il peut faire 2 bébés tous les 3 ans. Quant l'œuf arrive, les parents le couvent pendant 55 jours en se relayant, un peu la mère, un peu le père. Pendant que l'un couve, l'autre va chercher à manger. Tous les bébés et leurs parents sont réunis dans le même endroit. Cet endroit s'appelle la nurserie. Quand l'œuf éclot, les parents continuent à nourrir le bébé pendant 10 mois car il est encore trop jeune pour aller dans l'océan.
    Le deuxième type est le pingouin Magellan. Les pingouins Magellans ont un anneau blanc autour de la tête. Le troisième type est le pingouin gentoo. Il a un bec orange et des pattes jaunes.
    Un pingouin vit environ 20 ans.

    Amélie
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  • Day13

    Îles Malouines/Falklands/Malvinas

    March 18, 2017 in Falkland Islands ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Une île "so british" au large de l'Amérique du Sud ! La tension avec l'Argentine voisine est palpable (pour ceux qui l'ont oubliée, il y a eu une guerre ici en 1982 entre l'Angleterre et l'Argentine, cette dernière revendiquant l'île depuis son indépendance de l'Espagne, au 19ème siècle).
    La première colonie a été française. Les îles furent nommées Malouines en l'honneur des habitants de Saint-Malo !
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  • Day26

    Falkland Islands, we will not come.

    January 28, 2020 in Falkland Islands ⋅ 🌧 52 °F

    We got up at 6:30 AM. The weather forecast for today was light drizzle all day. Our ship was already near islands. There was another huge ship nearby. All looked good. We went to eat breakfast and then I got in line for tender tickets and Boris went to our cabin to get ready. In about 20 minutes he came to change me so I could get ready. At that time captain announced that the wind is 35-40 miles per hour and he does not suggest for people with physical challenges to go ashore.
    I went to our cabin and in about 15 minutes Boris came back with tender tickets. The tender boats were lowered in the water and everything looked good.
    We were dressed and ready to go. At that time captain announced the whole thing is aborted. The other ship had already 200 people on the island. The condition is not safe.
    The other ship returned all passengers back to ship and left by 9:00 AM. Our ship lifted all tender boats and left right after.
    Goodbye Falklands.
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    Two to Travel

    So sorry the conditions did not cooperate for a safe landing. At least you’ve been before.

    1/28/20Reply
    Sonia Gelman

    It is okay. We have been there. I used the time the ship was not moving and went to gym. Cant go on treadmill when the ship is rocking.

    1/28/20Reply
    Helen Beylkin

    Ok, you’ve been there in perfect conditions before, now I’m looking forward to your notes about a more exciting Antarctic journey.

    1/29/20Reply
    mohotravels

    Oh that is sad, and as Erin said, at least you have been there before. Wishing you very few missed ports on the rest of your fabulous cruise

    1/30/20Reply
     
  • Day24

    Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

    November 16, 2017 in Falkland Islands ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We expected a desolate, windswept island and instead found a strangely attractive island with a variety of flora and fauna. We saw many species of ducks, geese and birds and tall grasses, gorse, hedges and even the odd palm tree. It is early spring here so a few brave flowers were in bloom. And we saw a couple of families of geese with a clutch of goslings.

    But the main draw is the penguins. We had 2 choices: a very bumpy (and expensive) ship excursion to see a large penguin colony on the other side of the island from where we docked or a $20 USD shuttle to Gypsy Cove. The Hadleys and the Delaneys opted for the shuttle to Gypsy Cove. It is a lovely bay where some of the Magellan penguins come to nest. We were lucky to see a few penguins as well as some lovely sea birds, some impressive raptors and a couple of gun emplacements left over from the war between Argentina and Great Britain.

    We elected to walk part of the way back and happened upon the Lighthouse Mariners Mission run by a lovely woman and her husband (who we did not get to meet). Not actually open to the public, we were invited to have a cup of coffee and warm up before we continued our walk back to town. Despite the inference of the word “mission” this appears to be a not-for-profit, non-affiliated refuge for merchant sailors on the boats that dock in Port Stanley. They see many sailors from East Asia who work, primarily, on the fishing boats. The Falklands have a robust squid population which attracts boats from the Far East. The mission provides a safe, alcohol free social club with some services such as WIFI, clothes, coffee and games such as chess, football and pool. For injured or sick sailors, accommodation is offered in which to recover, paid for by insurance.

    Today was windy, overcast and about 45 F. Much as I enjoyed the day, I cannot imagine living here year round, with my 2700 neighbors and not much else. A great example of “Great place to visit....”. You know the rest. However, if you need a job, we're told there are more positions available than there are people!

    Tomorrow we were to go to Ushuaia but just learned that port is to dangerous to visit (huge waves) so we're headed for Punta Arenas.
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    Kathleen Vipond

    We took the 4 by 4 expedition with a hearty 6th generation Falkland Islander who was a wealth of info about the war and multinational life in town. He went around the crater-sized bomb holes on the way to the coast and took us to a hillside where thousands of penguins were nesting. We were able to get within 2 feet of the baby penguins for adorable photos, again on a bright sunny day.

    11/25/17Reply
     
  • Day105

    Day 105: Malvinas / Falklands

    November 2, 2016 in Falkland Islands ⋅ 🌬 9 °C

    The fourth day of the cruise and we could go on shore today at 9:00 so breakfast was early and al lot of people ready to go at 8:30 inclusing me. I was in the second zodiac (10 passengers per Zodiac so there would be 12 at least) and therefore one of the first on land yeah. First foot on this Falkland Island named Carcass Island felt like being one of the first explorers and when they called out for the "longwalkers" I was there also as one off the first. We had to walk up the hill and parallel allong the coast and we saw a lot of birds and parents with little geese. Everybody was very excited and even more when the Penguins appeared.
    Ok this is the point this app has fullfilled it's name. I found penguins here and now and it is the first time I saw a colony in the wild and even better: I was among a colony in the wild, because penguins are like honeybatchers they don't care (youtube honeybatcher ;-) ). But serious they don't know predators so they are not afraid and more likely to come to you being curious than to run away from you. As long as you just be part of their environment and walk very slow or sit still they can even walk up to you and cuddle. When this happens I will tell haha, so far they just came close or walked around me. So we landed near the settlement and walked to the far end of the beach and than crossed the Island on the smallest part to see the other beach. Penguins everywhere, 2 species actually, the Gentoo and the Magellanic Penguins. The last I have seen on the Ballestas Island also and is the one Penguin that travels also occasionally to the northern hemisphere. I thought I have seen this Penguin in New Zealand but can't find the picture, we saw the Rockhopper for certain in Milford sound.
    Than I was one of the few that walked back also, half of the longwalkers went back by boat, but finally on land I decided to grab the opportunity of a bit more excersize on land.
    When we arrived back at the settlement we had to go almost instantly because the wind had increased and the captain wanted to go. On the boat we had lunch and after we had a really exciting time because they were deciding if we could go to land or not. It al depended on the wind and waves in the bay. Finally they decided we could try, and of course we ( Rob and me) were the first in line to get off before they changed their minds 😆😉. I am so glad we could get off, especially when we arrived on the beach of Saunders Island between the Penguins. We walked across the island past thousands of Gentoo Penguins to the beach on the other side of the island where King Penguins stood and went up the mountain and came across thousands off Rockhopper penguins to go to the Black-browed Albatrosses on the cliffs. I really loved the Rockhoppers since they look so funny and act even more funny. Set up my go pro in a little stream where they walked and they got a good look at my camera and jumped around like they constantly do. Within this colony of Rockhoppers 2 Penguins tried to hide beneath their mega yellow brows, and so we saw the Macaroni species that's the 5th species already wow. Mega fun, walked back to take all the time needed with the King penguins and the expedition crew really needed to drag us back on board haha. Way to much fun on this Island to leave, and especially with the perfect weather and light. A wonderfull day and after re-cap and diner we enjoyed even more with scrolling through the photo's. I was glad with being active today but also did my second workout on board to stay in shape, showered after this and went to sleep and dream about Penguins 😆
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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