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Our Amazing Trip to the Falkland Islands

With the help of Adventure Life, we planned a last-minute trip to the Falkland Islands last December. We wanted to time our travels with the breeding cycle of the migratory penguins and we definitely succeeded - we saw so many fluffy, chubby baby penguins and were lucky enough to see albatross chicks and baby seals too!

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King penguins at Volunteer Point on East Falkland Island
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Greg Michaels
We had one more day in Chile before our overnight flight home. We went to the local zoo, which was surprisingly great for a small zoo, especially their large aviary filled with parrots, peacocks and …
Rockhopper Penguins on Saunders Island
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Greg Michaels
Sadly, this was our last day in the Falklands. Our excellent driver picked us up and took us to Mount Pleasant airport, about an hour from Stanley and the Malvina House. He even stopped along the way …
A curious King Penguin in the Falklands
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Greg Michaels
Today was an all day trip to Volunteer Point, a little beach situated probably only twenty miles from Stanley as the crow flies. However, the only overland route has very little in the way of marked …
Baby Seal at Sea Lion Island
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Greg Michaels
Today we left Saunders Island and returned to Stanley. We were hoping to fit in some more time with the wildlife today but it didn't quite work out. We did enjoy our arranged tour and visit to the …
Mingling with the locals in the Falkland Islands
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Greg Michaels
We had another half day at the neck before our obliging hosts returned us to the Settlement where we would spend our last night. No view of the penguins here, but the accommodations are nearer to the …
Gentoos in the water on a beautiful day at Saunders Island
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Greg Michaels
As luck would have it, someone canceled their reservation on the Neck tonight and we were able to spend the night in their very comfortable portacabin with only one other visitor, a nice young girl …
Gentoos on "The Neck", Saunders Island
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Greg Michaels
After we arrived on Saunders Island and got settled in, our host Susan drove five of us to The Rookery. This was our first time seeing the black-browed albatross. They were such neat birds, and made …
Megellanic Penguins
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Greg Michaels
When we arrived on Sea Lion Island, we immediately received first class hotel treatment - help with our bags, offers of tea and cookies and then a tour of the Island by Land Rover (which is what …
A baby seal on Sea Lion Island
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Greg Michaels
Today we were supposed to fly directly to the Sea Lion Lodge, but due to an unfortunate accident with one of the flight attendants on the last leg of our journey to Stanley, we were diverted back to …
Gentoo Penguin with two babies on Sea Lion Island
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Greg Michaels
We arrived hungry and tired in Santiago, Chile after an overnight flight. Going through immigration and purchasing the necessary entry visa took a little longer than expected. When that was finished …

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