...The Sun has got his hat on,
And is coming out to play!"
Hello & Greetings from Stanley, on the Falkland Islands, somewhere in the South Atlantic. The Equinox has passed and we are now entering Spring. (Unless you are reading this in the northern hemisphere, in which case, you'll be having Autumn!)
|Penguins with Stanley in distance.|
|Lone gentoo penguin|
|Sunrise is at a decent hour, now|
|Quiet anchorage, and final resting place for some.|
|Smoke in the hills - grass burning.|
|Waterfront in central Stanley|
We were hoping to pick up a bargain holiday, but many others had the same idea, and we were outbid as soon as the auctioneer started with, "..and do I hear £5,000?". Last year, someone grabbed the cruise for £4,000. This year the opening bid was £5,000, and it eventually went for over £10,000. A lot of money, but if you were in the region and had always wanted to experience Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia, then it was a bargain for a trip of a lifetime!
As an aside, we left around midnight, but the bash carried on till 2am. The next day, I met one of the organisers who told me that 7 cameras had been left behind by revellers. She expected all of them to be returned to their owners. Luckily, I had left my camera at home!