|Damp horses on winter grazing.|
After our hectic trip to the UK in April and May, it's been back to a more sedate pace of life in Stanley. For some, it means going to work and returning home, in the dark. For others, it means taking your horses to common grazing land outside Stanley.
|"Outdoor" BBQ hut|
|Endemic Flightless Steamer Duck|
|"To the Lighthouse!"|
|View from the top. Next land is 12,000 miles that way.|
|Into the breeze|
|A more peaceful day.|
|The public jetty|
|Filling in the harbour|
|Multi-coloured Nordic Walkers, overlooking Stanley harbour.|
|The vultures gather on a Stanley roof.|
"The Warden in Charge
Gypsy Cove Penguin Resort
I sincerely appreciate the trouble you took and effort you expended in finding my sunglasses. Thanks a lot for going the extra mile to find them, Regards, "
How nice of her to take the trouble to write and thank us, and I just love the idea of a "Penguin Resort". In some ways, it was a resort for the penguins who travelled south from Brazil to breed, meet up with old friends and raise a family, before heading back to warmer beaches in the Autumn.
In May, the temperature here reached a balmy 13C, but also plummeted to -2C!
If you want to visit this particular resort, the Tourist Board site is a good starting point >
As a postscript to our UK trip, we had been asked by friends to bring back some fresh fruit, so we paid a visit to a farmers market in England. Unfortunately, despite recent relaxations on importing fruit into the Falklands from abroad, we hadn't noticed that melons were still on the banned list!
I considered having this blog entitled "Custom Officers grab my wife's melons!", but I was told that wasn't a good idea......So, that's goodnight from me....!