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  • The long way homeFinally got details of our flight home, still uncertain if we are going to have to pay for it or not. We have a private charter from the military airport at Port Stanley flying late afternoon to São Paulo in Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Mar 18, 2020
  • New IslandOn our first day not sailing to Montevideo we went instead to New Island, an island on the fringe of the west coast of West Falkland. It has a rich history associated with whaling and sealing. Our first landing for Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Mar 17, 2020
  • Falkland IslandsPort Stanley We arrived in Port Stanley at about 8am. This would be the first time since we boarded that we left the ship via the gangway. We took a walk around the harbour to the Lady Elizabeth wreck. The ship Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Mar 17, 2020
  • Ushuaia - Falkland Islands [center]We were expecting quite a temperature change between Salta and Ushuaia and weren't disappointed. Taxi to the hotel was quite affordable, afterwhich we took in a stroll around town. Late afternoon next day we boarded our ship the 'Ortelius' for Posted by Peter and Rose in Peter and Rose's Travels | Jan 5, 2020
  • Day 6: Falkland Islands!Since I am dead tired, I willl to try be as succinct as possible despite today being UNCREDIBLE, thanks to our guide, Tony. I was hoping to see some penguins,..read on to see what happens! So many life birds today including Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Dec 24, 2019
  • The Falkland Islands: Penguin Paradise!Today we visited the Falkland Islands, an archipelago in the far South Atlantic located about 300 miles off the coast of South America’s Patagonia. This small British territory is home to only 3500 human residents and many thousands of penguins! Onboar Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | Dec 24, 2019
  • Calm Seas and Prosperous VoyageFor the past three days we have been steadily sailing toward the Falkland Islands. The waves and wind have calmed considerably now that we have passed through the earlier storm. We can easily tell that we are much further Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | Dec 23, 2019
  • Cape Horn and Falkland IslandsCape Horn lived up to its reputation yesterday morning. We arrived in the area around 8:00AM. It was breezy and cloudy with a few breaks in the sky. Cape Horn is on Cape Horn Island (what a coincidence) and belongs Posted by mreasy in 2017 02 Machu Picchu, Cruise and Iguazu | Sep 6, 2019
  • The Falkland IslandsWe had to tender to get ashore here. I learned this meant they used several of the emergency vessels to transport groups of approximately 90 people from the ship to the shore. I left the ship on the second tender and Posted by pscotterly in Cruise Control | Apr 6, 2019
  • Falkland Islands - Day 18 Tuesday 2/13The Falklands consist of two main islands and 750 smaller islands. The Falklands have a population of fewer than three thousand residents, but a half million sheep and a million penguins. Some history: Unbeknownst to either country, Posted by Cybercsp in Antarctica | Feb 25, 2018
  • Day at Sea - Day 17 Monday 2/12Today we are in transit; having left Antarctica, we are sailing back to South America. We are enjoying (?) gale force winds of 40-50 knots and sea swells of about six meters. The captain informed us that our latitude position Posted by Cybercsp in Antarctica | Feb 25, 2018
  • Tag 13Sonnenaufgang 05:00 Uhr. Leider war es heute nicht so hell, als wir munter wurden. Dichtester Nebel zog an uns vorbei und zum ersten Mal ertönte das tiefe Tuten des Nebelhorns. Laut unserem Bordprogramm machten wir nur noch 14 Knoten und Posted by fegoeskaphorn in FE goes Kap Hoorn | Nov 9, 2017
  • Day 12 - The Falkland IslandsThis is our first port where we have to get tender ships to the docks - the crew lower 4 or 5 of the life-rafts into the water and shuttle the passengers backwards and forwards. We'd been asked to get the Posted by JenBuckley in A month in South America | Mar 9, 2017
  • Feb 26 - FALKLAND ISLANDS/PORT STANLEY, UK Penguins, as promised! [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/922 Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 27, 2017
  • Feb 26 - FALKLAND ISLANDS/PORT STANLEY, UK On Saturday's travel day at sea we heard, first hand, Sir General Michael Rose's account of his role and the course of events in the 1982 liberation of the Falkland Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 27, 2017
  • Stanley. East FalklandThis morning was cold, windy and very bleak as we approached the port of Stanley on the Falkland Island. Today's visit is a tendered port which requires us to be ferried from ship to shore in small boats. Posted by greynomadm in 2015-01 Ruby Princess | Feb 25, 2015
  • Arriving West FalklandsSunday 23rd November Bright, Wind F4, 8deg C. Arrived off West Point Island, West Falklands. Our first wearing of the heavy weather gear provided and visit ashore in the Zodiacs (RIBs to the English!). As we headed ashore were delighted to Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Nov 23, 2014
  • 2012 - STAR PRINCESS - THE FALKLANDS WHEN I MENTIONED THE FALKLANDS TO MY SISTER, HER RESPONSE WAS - 'DISMAL' , OR WORDS TO THAT EFFECT. HAVING NOW BEEN THERE, I WOULD NOT CALL IT DISMAL AT ALL. FAR FROM IT. YOU'LL SEE ==BUT, NOT IF YOU DO NOT Posted by hasbeen in MOSTLY CRUISING | Dec 28, 2012
  • Wednesday 29thThe ship was cleaned top to bottom both inside and out. Magnus got his diving gear on and scrubbed he bottom while the rest of cleaned the inside and stored the new provisions for the trip. The forepeak ( Posted by AndyWi1son in Cape Horn to Cape Town | May 29, 2013
  • 28 MayToday we went on a battlefield trip around the island. This was a full day of poignant visits as the date is a significant date for some of the battles. We arrived at the Lt.Col. 'H ' Jones memorial Posted by AndyWi1son in Cape Horn to Cape Town | May 29, 2013
  • Monday 27thWe have arrived in the Falklands. We arrived late last night. You may already know that if you are watching the tracker!!!!! The day was spent sleeping to catch up from the sleep deprivation from the last 3 days. Heaven Posted by AndyWi1son in Cape Horn to Cape Town | May 29, 2013
  • Falkland Islands Pt 330th March This morning we headed for the grass airstrip where the FIGAS plane was arriving to take us to Carcass Island. Carcass Island lies to the northwest of the Falkland Islands archipelago. It is 6.5km off Hope Point, the nearest Posted by shaneandnicola in Shane and Nicola's latest adventure | Apr 7, 2013
  • Falkland Island Pt 2.25th March This morning we headed off to Sea Lion Island. It was only a 5 minute drive up the road to the local airport where we were to fly on an 8 seater FIGAS (Falkland Islands Government Air Service) plane. Posted by shaneandnicola in Shane and Nicola's latest adventure | Apr 7, 2013
  • Falkland Islands Pt 121st March We awoke early this morning as we were getting off the ship in the Falklands. We had left most of the packing till the last minute due to the rough seas. The ship went through the narrow neck to Posted by shaneandnicola in Shane and Nicola's latest adventure | Apr 4, 2013
  • The Falkland Islands New Island I fell in love with the Falklands almost immediately. From the ocean, the Falklands appear to be a barren Posted by Rhombus in The Dusty Vagabond | Nov 14, 2012
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