Falkland Islands Off The Beaten Path

  • My Colleague Debbie by Bodie Creek Bridge
    My Colleague Debbie by Bodie Creek...
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  • Gentoo posing for me at Newhaven
    Gentoo posing for me at Newhaven
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  • Fossils from Green Patch
    Fossils from Green Patch
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Falkland Islands Off The Beaten Path

  • The newest and smallest Gentoo colony

    Newhaven is not a settlement, nobody lives there, it's not even a dot on the map because according to most Falkland Island maps it doesn't exist. Yet Newhaven has a newly built road (i.e. a dirt/gravel track) that reaches the sea at the Falklands Sound. So why build a road to nowhere? Because it was planned to build a ferry terminal from East to...

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  • The Bridge at Bodie Creek

    I suppose the last place you would expect to find a suspension bridge is in the middle of nowhere in the Falkland Islands. Nevertheless there it stands quietly rusting approximately six miles out of the settlement of Goose Green. The bridge was manufactured in London and shipped out to the Falklands where it was assembled by the Falkland Islands...

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  • The Gypsy Cove Gun

    Gypsy Cove is one of the most visited places in the Falklands so perhaps this shouldn't go in Off the Beaten Track? Except I got the feeling that people tended to overlook this war time relic in favour of obtaining their first sighting of a Penguin. Understandable I suppose but spare a thought for this rusting piece of ordnance that has stood...

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  • Fossil hunting in Green Patch

    As I have already explained virtually every place in the Falklands is off the beaten track. Some places such as Darwin will attract maybe as many as three Rover's full of people at a weekend .. by Falklands standards that's a crowd. Other places remain largely undiscovered, one such place is Green Patch on the Berkley Sound, East Falkland. The...

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  • EVERYWHERE

    EVERYWHERE here is off the beaten path!! (with the exception of Stanley that is). This is one such place, Walker Creek. Just turn left five miles out of Goose Green and carry on along the dirt track for an eternity until you can go no further .. that's Walker Creek!

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  • Sheep shearing

    A great way to join the Falkland way of life is to visit a farm during the sheep shearing season.Normally, they cut the sheep three times a year: the males, the females and the lamb, and any of these are a great way to watch the ancient skills of the islanders in full flower.These days, the conventional scissors are replaced by mechanical razors,...

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  • Anywhere

    There isn't really any "beaten path" on the Falklands, so anywhere you go, you are very likely to be the only tourist.However, once a cruise ship arrives, stay away from Stanley downtown. These all-too-weaalthy tourists with lots of money and no time are a pest, but getting away is very easy - in particular if you swallow the pain and take a jump...

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  • Antarctica, the Final Frontier

    ANTARCTICA - the 7th continent! One can't just describe Antarctica in a single tip. Not even an entire page on it is enough! So, instead of saying what I need to say here, I direct you to 225 tips of it on my Antarctica page. Hopefully you'll enjoy the virtual tour. It's something no one on earth will ever forget should they be lucky enough to...

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  • Ushuaia, Argentina

    "Ushuaia - The End of the World, Beginning of Everything" it says on the seafront.It is probably Argentinian southernmost city.Scenic, resort-like & clean.Snowcapped peaks & relying on tourism, Ushuaia is pretty.Not an entirely off the beaten path as you have to get here & find the port to board all cruise ships. & I wouldn't be in Falklands if I...

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  • Cape Horn, Chile

    Cape Horn was discovered in 17th century by the Dutch. It was the Dutch East Indian Company which then held the monopoly to the sea route leading from Africa Sea to the Spice Islands.Cape Horn is now a national park but not many land here as the wind & high waves made the journey a very difficult one. We didn't since it was not on our itinerary but...

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  • Ice with that sir???

    Working on a "flying"section I was very fortunate to up now and again,this was on theway to South Georgia,fantastic sight,it just took my breath away.

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  • Sea Lion Island is a must, all...

    Sea Lion Island is a must, all sorts of wildlife, including these elephant seals (this one taken on Sniper Island.)

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  • The remote islands of Carcass...

    The remote islands of Carcass and West Point. Here you can watch penguins, albatrosses, and other seabirds.

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  • I guess a few years back...

    I guess a few years back someone brought a herd of raindeer here, now there are not many left.(The experiment did not work to well)

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  • Much too far away to visit on...

    Much too far away to visit on a single day trip unless you hire a helicopter. There are tourist camps here.

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  • Imagine that, someone out on...

    Imagine that, someone out on this windy and blustery day sunning herself. These Falklanders are a hardy lot. Leastwise she looks pretty hardy!

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  • Time to say goodbye to the...

    Time to say goodbye to the Falklands and get to our next destination which will be PUERTO MADRYN, ARGENTINA.The picture is a haunting reminder of the Falkland War, you'll see what I mean when the picture is enlarged.

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  • More stamps may be seen within...

    More stamps may be seen within the link furnished at the very top of this page where a lot of my smaller featurette highlights were found. There is quite a collection, actually, some of you may find them interesting.

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  • Courtesy of the Philatelic...

    Courtesy of the Philatelic Society.

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  • Will Willie Penguin get the...

    Will Willie Penguin get the kitty?

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  • After seeing penguinieras...

    After seeing penguinieras during prior stops, we had thought that we were not all that interested in seeing even more. But this proved not to be the case, there are more varieties of penguins within easy reach, and far less people coming out to see them. Very few people from the ship ventured out as far as we went, it was just one of those days.

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