Saturday, January 16, 2016

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Took the tender from the ship to the dock and caught the early tour to Bluff Cove Penguin Rookery.  Our driver, a 5th generation Falklander, gave us a good idea of what life was like on this barren windswept island.   We saw King Penguins, Gentoo Penguins, Upland Goose, Brown Skua, Dolphin Gull and Black-throated Finch.   We visited the Museum in Stanley and a walked along the shore.  Saw the flightless Steamer Ducks and Antarctic Tern as well as several cormorants, or shags.  Had lunch at a local hotel and took the tender back to the ship.  Had time to do a watercolor sketch of the islands before departure.  It was a beautiful sunny day, but we were told they had several inches of snow earlier in the week.

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