- Make port at Stanley, the capital of the Falklands
- Visit Gypsy Cove for our last time with wildlife
- Walk around Stanley and have a pint
- Disembark for Ushuaia
We’re only one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time now, so I’m waking up at a normal time again – on my own clock. I was having some issues being 3 hours ahead. Sadly, the reality that this trip is coming to end is beginning to sink-in. I’ve met some great people here and hope to keep in touch for years to come.
It isn’t over just yet, so here’s the update on today’s activities.
After docking at Stanley (in the Falkland Islands) we were on a bus to Gypsy Cove to photograph the white sand beaches with turquoise waters surrounded by yellow flowers and some more wildlife. We stopped by a major shipwreck on the way and my camera started-up a little slow. I thought that was strange and kept going.
Then we crawled back on the bus and headed for Gypsy Cove. It is a beautiful place that looks like it should be in the Caribbean. White sand beaches, yellow flowers everywhere, orange and yellow cliffs, and green water paint the scene. It is gorgeous! There are Magellanic Penguins, Night Herons, Geese, Brown-Eyed Shags, Dolphins, and numerous small birds around. Here are some images:
Wait a minute? What’s wrong with these images? What the #@*%! Oh no, my camera has bit the dust. Something is wrong with the shutter. Major bummer.
One of my shipmates lent me her camera, so the day wasn’t lost. I can’t view any of those photos because they’re in a different format than my computer can currently read, so I’ll have to wait till I can download an update back in the States.
Fortunately, we’re mostly done with the photos for this trip aside from some things in Ushuaia. I do have another camera body, but it is struggling in these colder airs. I’ll do my best!
As for Stanley. It is home to about 2,400 people. It is very quiet and British. Fish and Chips make the staple meal and Land Rover Defenders are the means of getting to it. The people are very friendly, and all might be more British than the people who live in England. I could not live here, but I certainly would like to vacation here to make calls on the other islands of the Falklands.
Something is going on for Halloween tonight. We set sail at 4:00 PM (3:00 PM EST), so we’ll be celebrating Halloween at sea. Happy Halloween everyone!