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 have Scottish
or Welsh roots.
Argentina claims sovereignty over what they call the Islas Malvinas and invaded the islands in 1982.
the ensuing Falklands War
a British Expeditionary Force solidly defeated the Argentines. More than 900 soldiers lost their lives
in the bloody conflict.
Large stretches of land are stil closed to the public because they are littered with landmines.
a 2013 referendum 99.8% of the islanders voted to stay with Britain, but Argentina has not backed down from its claim on the
We were at the Falklands in February 2008 to see the capital Stanley and visit the Gentoo penguin
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