Last week, Stanley had several thousand cruise ship passengers visit the small town (population about 2,500; roughly the same as one of the larger ships.)
|A pair of Turkey Vultures, waiting for the wind....|
This week, we have about 60 representatives of the world's media in town to report on the imminent Referendum, being held next week. It's getting difficult to go shopping without being filmed or interviewed!
|Star Princess (and facilities on right)|
|Veendam and Seabourn Sojourn at anchor.|
A number of visitors are puzzled as to why the Islanders would have laid out so many minefields, which prevent access to beautiful beaches....
|Port William, outer harbour|
|Danish runner, heading for Copenhagen, the long way.|
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A slightly bigger yacht, Sherakhan, had, I understand, a party of about 50 on board.
There was certainly a party going on, on Saturday night, as the loud music drifted across the still harbour as Stanley enjoyed another calm day. "Calm" as in lack of wind. Nearby, the Globe Tavern was competing in the loud music stakes. Stanley seems to be the "in" place to be!
|Prizewinning Swedes, or, as I call them, Turnips.|
|Not sure how this got here....wrong turning in the Dartford Tunnel?|
Next Week - will the Referendum outcome be as predicted?
Will some stunt be pulled in front of the world's Press?
Will people vote?
A couple of weeks ago, I listed some job vacancies here. Added to those, there are now vacancies for a Director of Health, a Head Teacher for the sceondary school, and a Rodent Control Operative! What's going on? Rats? Sinking ship? :-)