Our ship cruised overnight from Saunders Island to Stanley, the Falklands capital.
Christ Church Cathedral in Port Stanley is the southernmost Anglican cathedral.
The whalebone arch commemorates the commercial whaling activities administered from here in the first half of the 20th century.
While at Stanley we had time for shopping plus two planned excursions: one a tour of the town and the other a hike across the harbor from the town. Jim chose the town tour and I chose the hike. We both enjoyed our choices.
On our previous visit to Stanley, our ship was too large to enter the inner harbor and dock there. It waited in the outer harbor while we shuttled to town on tenders. The Corinthian II, the center ship in this picture, is able to dock for a "dry landing." The larger ship on the left is the National Geographic Explorer.
The geese in the foreground are a pair of Upland Geese.
The whitecaps show that it was a very windy walk. One of our number returned to the bus after she was blown off her feet!
Our guide told us that due to the strong wind we would be unlikely to see a great variety of birds. She was right – we didn't see any smaller birds.
The darker green plant is diddle-dee, common throughout the Falklands.
Although, as our guide said, she didn't expect to take the risk that the project missed a mine.
As we neared the dock we struck up a conversation with a fellow walker travelling solo in his boat: the Polar Bound. David Cowper, the "world's premier solo navigator," was making his 6th solo circumnavigation. He had been to Antarctica and was leaving shortly for South Georgia.
I'm sorry that we weren't a bit more pushy – we could probably have wrangled an invitation aboard as he was justly proud of his little boat, constructed especially for him.
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