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Photo gallery Falkland Islands

After departure from Puerto Madryn and two days at sea, we reached the northwestern outliers of the Falkland Islands. Fantastic Falkland was the motto of the day, and that’s what we got! A very windy, but sunny and lovely day it was indeed, with some quite splashy and slightly adventurous zodiac rides at least for those who had not done it before. On Carcass Island, we landed on the far western end where we enjoyed the morning with lots of wildlife and great Falklands scenery. Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, Kelp and Upland geese, of course the famous Striated Caracara, lots of small birds (remember, Carcass Island is rat free) – you name it, it was there.

Saunders Island was not an option due to the high winds, but we managed a second landing on Westpoint Island, where we enjoyed a little walk up to the mixed colony at the Devil’s Nose: Black-browed Albatrosses and Rockhopper penguins, both present in large numbers and lovely to observe from close distances. Fantastic Falklands, really! We got it all – almost. We missed out on the famous Falkland Tea. A tragedy! If you have ever tasted a real Falkland „tea“ (a very substantial affair and seriously no weightwatchers’ business), then you know what I mean.

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