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Falkland Wildlife Tour

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Mary Curry
Despite being a small airport, we had to arrive very early (4 hours) for our international flight home as they have to get all of the travelers into the departure lounge before the plane arrives. I …
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Mary Curry
Today we drove 2 1/2 hours via 4WD out to Volunteer Point which boasts the largest King Penguin colony on the islands. Though we had seen plenty of penguins on this trip so far, the sight of hundreds …
Plane landing near Darwin on East Falkland
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Mary Curry
This morning we enjoyed a final visit with the Elephant Seals before flying to the bustling capital city of Stanley. Though the population of the town hovers around 2500, it did feel very bustling …
World\'s Southernmost Suspension Bridge- East Falkland
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Mary Curry
For breakfast we had scrambled penguin egg and toast. The penguin egg was optional. The Gentoos lay two eggs and the first is generally infertile so some farmers have begun gathering this first egg …
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Mary Curry
This morning we woke for another flight to Weddell Island, the 3rd largest in the Falklands. Martin and Jane are the hosts and only residents. They are incredibly lovely. Martin teased us nonstop and …
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Mary Curry
Saunders is a large island that is used for both tourism and farming. We drove across most of the island to the Neck, a narrow isthmus that is extraordinarily rich in birdlife, approx 45 minutes from …
Goose Green, East Falkland
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Mary Curry
We started the day by being weighed (a dreaded prospect after last night’s dinner) for our local flight. They weigh everything, including hand luggage to know the amount of fuel …
Darwin, East Falkland
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Mary Curry
We arrived at Mt Pleasant airport and were met by Graham, the manager of Darwin House. The route to Darwin is a mix of paved and gravel roads. We had some lunch and then went exploring. Graham drove …

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