we head for the penguins
the rope is supposed to separate the species but the penguins do not care
taking a quick beauty sleep
aboard a Landrover for a ride over the peat to Sparrow Cove
The Falkland Islands
are located 500 km east of Argentina. It is a British overseas territory since 1833 and most islanders are from
But Argentina claims sovereignty over the Islas Malvinas, as they call it, and invaded in 1982.
the ensuing Falklands War
a british Expeditionary Force solidly defeated the Argentines.
Large streches of land are still littered
In a 2013 referendum 99.8% of the islanders voted to stay with Britain, but Argentina has not backed down
from its claim on the islands.
We were at the Falklands in February 2008 to see the capital Stanley and visit the Gentoo
colony at Sparrow Cove.
arriving at the jetty a large billboard tells you where you are
the houses look pretty british indeed
the Christ Church Cathedral with the whalebone arch
back on board we watch the dolphins play
a dozing juvenile
note the teeth inside the beak. Once a fish has made it that far, there is no way back