Posts Tagged ‘Berkeley Sound’

GPS Tracking – Stanley, Falkland Islands

March 1st, 2010 at 8:17 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

It was a gloriously beautiful day in the Falkland Islands today – sunshine, a few fluffy clouds, and ample, blustery winds (a common feature of the area, as we understand it).

Around dawn we made our way from our safe harbor at Berkeley Sound to Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, and then spent the day exploring Stanley by foot. Not a huge amount to see, but we did visit a few shops, wandered through a number of residential areas, and visited both the Stanley Post Office and an excellent museum with ample historical information about Stanley.

Later in the afternoon we visited Stanley Growers, a hydroponics-based grower of wonderful produce, including a vast number of tomatoes, all of which we got to sample.

Tonight we’re en route to West Falkland Island, and more particularly, Carcass Island, where we will spend the morning checking out sheep, a ranch, and Magellanic penguins. And Rockhopper penguins await us in the afternoon.

Below is our GPS track though almost the present, since last night in Berkeley Sound – the northern part of the track is the latest part.

 

GPS Tracking – We Arrive At East Falkland Island

February 28th, 2010 at 8:35 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

After about two days at sea from South Georgia, we have finally arrived at the Falkland Islands. Tonight we have anchored in Berkeley Sound, located in East Falkland Island (there’s a West Falkland Island too), and tomorrow morning we head for the capital of Stanley for a self-guided walking tour in the morning, and then a visit to a hydroponics plant in the afternoon.

There’s a beautiful full moon out tonight as well, and now that we’re in safe harbor, only minor motion. Very nice after two days of constant rolling and rocking.

The GPS track for the last couple of days is below.