Jan 032013
 

So tonight we are out of here, heading for Cape Horn and Puerto Williams. Everybody enjoyed the Falklands very much, and we had a pretty fun New Years party including a very crazy bus ride with half the younger population on the island as the pubs closed. Sorry, no photos. So I’ll wrap up with a couple of images from the Christmas celebrations, which were also nice and somewhat spaced out…

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We did a combined Filipino / Swedish / Brazilian Christmas, since all those nationalities were present. You, dear reader, may be able to guess which image belongs to which….

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(Of course everyone had to take photos of the traditional Swedish smörgåsbord…)


Sea Lion Island

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Jan 022013
 

The southern-most island of the Falklands. Wonderful place bursting with animals. And a nice little hotel lodge in the middle.
I think the images pretty much speak for themselves.

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Dec 242012
 

 

Last day before Christmas we took off to Volunteer Point on an excursion. There was very little wind, but there was still a bit of swell which made the dinghy landing difficult. Sandy beaches are OK to land on if the water is 25° and everyone is wearing shorts and sandals, but here the water is 7° and everyone is wearing long-johns and foulies. But we dressed up one of the crew in a heavy survival suit and he got to jump in first, so even if it was still a bit challenging it still worked.

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Pretty amazing wildlife here. Schools of Albatross, Petrels and other sea-birds. Dolphins and penguins jumping around in the water as the anchor went in. Penguins everywhere, in fact.

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Norwegians gone astray

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Dec 212012
 

It seems to me this ferry vessel from the Norwegian coastal route “Hurtigruten” is quite a bit off course. Apparently they have gotten bored with the north Arctic Atlantic and decided to have a go at the Antarctic too.

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Notice the nice old fashioned way that meat is stored on the lower aft deck.
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Cape Pembroke hike

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Dec 182012
 

Looong walking hike today.

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The old lighthouse was put out of order by the Argentinians in 1982. Some people still want it renovated, but for now newer and cheaper technology rules.

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We’re in Land Rover paradise here. But sometimes not even Land Rovers cope…

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