"East is east, but West is best.......", is a phrase we'd heard often here in Stanley (East Falklands), and we had wanted to visit West Falklands for some time.
|A rare road sign|
|Rainbow and beef cattle on the savannah.....|
|Gentoo penguin indifferent to a Snowy Sheathbill.|
|Cars lashed to the deck.|
|Go West, young man!|
|"Slow! Free range children!"|
|Store. Open 4-5pm, Mon., Wed., Friday. (Our place on right).|
|The shearing shed.|
|Port Howard. Looking north from the jetty|
|A rare Crested Caracara, in a rare tree...|
|The border of two huge farms.|
|A good road across the interior of the West.|
|(Argentine) Casualty of War|
|Port Howard, looking west.|
|Port Howard Airport terminal|
|Busy front garden|
|Well-manured and tidy back garden.|
|Disused kennels for the many sheepdogs|
|British-made ejector seats, proving their durability|
|Reminders of the war.|
But, as no British officers had witnessed his bravery, he could "only" receive a posthumous Military Cross!
|Concordia Bay arriving at Port Howard.|
|Leaving the West|
It seemed a shame to not be able to watch the historic match live on TV, but we realised that, as the Falklands' BBC TV transmission is delayed by 4 hours, we could still see that match "as live" at our B&B in Darwin.
|Sunrise over the Wickham Heights, from Darwin|
|The spot where "H" Jones, VC, was killed.|
|2 Para memorial, overlooking Goose Green|
Have a look at the site below if you want more details, or would like to know the result between the Falklands and Greenland at football!
Also taking part are Sark, the Isle of Wight, Menorca, Orkney, Faroe, Aland, and many other places which don't normally feature at the Olympics!
Sounds like fun. I may have to practise my bowling and try and compete in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, next year!