Cruising gently towards gentoos and ducks
Cruise ships are not my favorite mode of travel, but – so I realize again on my way to the Falkland Islands – they do have two positive qualities.
Stanley may be tiny, but it's got plenty of spirit
Stanley is the largest town on the Falkland Islands and, with a population of just over 2,000, is one of the world's smallest capital cities. As you would expect, the community is close-knit.
Visions of South America on Saunders Island
Saunders Island, the fourth largest of the Falkland Islands, is a beauty spot for anyone with a misanthropic streak.
The Falklands are a moody place
The Falkland Islands are a moody place even when the sun is out. According to my local friend Alan, there is always something going on.
Where stories of battle become real
To begin to make sense of the Falkland Islands, I spend a morning at the Falkland Islands Museum.
Vastly outnumbered by sheep and seabirds
Hello Falkland Islands, a cluster of 778 islands in the South Atlantic that remain resolutely British despite their geographical closeness to Argentina, the country that fought a war in 1982 to claim them. With some 3,000 residents, most originally of Scottish or Welsh descent, the population is vastly outnumbered by sheep, penguins and seabirds.