|Penguins in Gypsy Cove|
As well as cruise ships like Veendam and Seabourn Sojourn (not forgetting the unfortunate Star Princess, which found the gales too strong to allow passengers ashore), there's been a couple of Royal Navy warships visiting and allowing the public on board.
|The bridge, bristling with modern equipment|
"The Clyde, the Clyde, the wonderful Clyde,
It's filled with water from side to side!"
Not to be confused with McGonagall's famous ode, "The Tay Bridge Disaster". He is often thought to be the worst poet in the world, but I'm not sure if he wrote the following description of the biggest river in Scotland -
"The Tay, the Tay, the silvery Tay,
It flows the same way every day!"
For more information on Scotland's other famous bard -
|State cabins, Erica.|
|Erica moored near the public jetty|
For more details on her and how to charter it, please go here > http://www.vitters.com/yachts/erica-xii
|Gypsy Cove - good place for penguins and dolphins|
Meanwhile, for those cruise ship passengers who did make it ashore this week, there were a few penguins hanging around to welcome them. Most of the chicks in Gypsy Cove (where I occasionally work) are now out of their nests and gathering on the beach, waiting not only for their daily feed, but for their full adult plumage to grow.
|Storms early in the week prevented 2,500 passenger getting ashore.|
|Seabourn Sojourn and Princendam in calm waters|
"Do you feed them krill?"
"Are these King penguins?"
"Do you eat them?"
The answer is "No", to all.
Meanwhile, a small crime wave is erupting in Stanley with several speeding drivers being processed by the courts. One driver admitted he'd overtaken a car on the bypass (speed limit 40mph) at 60 miles per hour. But his subsequent speeding through the town at 40mph (limit 25mph), was because he thought that car was chasing him. In a way he was right - he'd overtaken the Chief Constable! I'm really not sure why anyone would need to speed as the town is only 2 miles from end to end.
There might be a delay until the next blog as we are hosting a dear friend who has made it all the way from the UK via Chile. So, the Penguin Warden uniform goes in the cupboard for a while, and I'm doing private tours....