Category: Falkland Islands

It was the same routine as yesterday but without all the problems.  Up at seven, breakfast at eight and then we had to wait for the bus that would bring us to Mount Pleasant airport.

We were getting ready for breakfast when there was a knock on the door. Teresa came to tell us that our flight to Rio Gallegos was cancelled because of the weather. The airport was to close at 10 until tomorrow …

December 15th, Unexpectedly still in Stanley Read More »

After breakfast Tony picked us up for drive of almost 3 hours to Volunteer Point, the last hour and a half at walking pace in 4×4 mode.

It was time to leave Pebble Island in the morning and fly to Stanley. The wind was blowing hard but that’s not a problem for the FIGAS pilots. The bonus was that it only took 30 min flight time because …

December 13th, Pebble Island to Stanley Read More »

We started our full day exploring the island by 4×4 at 9:15. The first stop was at the airport at the location an Argentinian Skyvan was destroyed when the British retook the island in the 1982 conflict. Next we visited …

December 12th, Pebble Island Read More »

We got up at 4 in the morning and were at the beach 10 minutes before sunrise (4:28) to see if orca’s would show up  trying to catch some baby seals. Unfortunately they only visited the other side of the …

December 11th, Sea Lion Island to Pebble Island Read More »

Breakfast at the lodge is at 8 and after that we were free to roam the island.  Yesterday evening we walked to the beach where the Gentoo penguins come to shore and along the way we passed a few elephant  …

December 10th, Sea Lion Island Read More »

At 7:45 we were picked by Sue who drove us to the local airport. The state run FIGAS (Falkland Island Government Air Service) runs a shuttle service to several locations around the Falklands on demand depending on who wants to …

December 9th, Stanley to Sea Lion Island Read More »

Time to leave Argentina for a week. After breakfast we drove to the airport and returned our car. We proceeded to check-in and then had time to wait for our airplane that came from Punto Arenas in Chile. We followed …

December 8th, Rio Gallegos to Stanley Read More »