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East Falkland – 26.02.2020
[en] Flight to the civilization (Stanley) without stopping, but leaving directly for an excursion on the eastern island. Encounter with the rather quiet elephant seals in moulting…. And a new colony of Gentoo penguins, my approach skills improve: by choosing a suitable spot and remaining crouched for a few minutes, some particularly curious penguins even […]
Pebble Island – 25.02.2020
[en] A long trip with a “visit” to the remains of the war with Argentina at the beginning and end of the day, one might think that the Argentine remains were left as a warning…. But you will encounter numerous animals such as groups of dolphins just a few meters from the shore. Or a […]
Pebble Island – 24.02.2020
[en] In the morning, last visit to the port to witness the arrival of the ferry followed by the dolphins before the flight with the “usual” small twin-engined airplanes to reach Pebble Island. The lodge is well equipped with internet access cards, everyone rushes to buy one and tries to understand what the health situation […]
White Rock – 23.02.2020
[en] After a diversion to see the remains of an Israeli-made Argentinian plane under French licence, the 4×4 trip to White Rock along a runway, if it can be seen, takes about 2 hours… On the spot, we discover a large colony of cormorants that we can observe very closely, the youngsters even come within […]
Falklands – 22.02.2020
The first flight took us from Punta Arenas (Chile) to Mount Pleasant (Falklands), the military base built by the UK after the war with Argentina, which we flew over briefly… At Mount Pleasant we left the Airbus A320 for two Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander twin-engined aircraft of about 8 seats each which took us to Port Howard. After settling into the lodge, we visit the tiny museum about the war with Argentina. Among the exhibits I discover a Swiss-made mortar and a cartography manual, two objects that particularly touch me. Port Howard is the main “village” on West Island, the second largest island in the Falklands. It has 20-25 inhabitants and 40,000 sheep, who can count on a debauchery that is open three times a week for one hour!
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