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The storm arrives

Hurricane-force storm in Port William

December 21st 2008
We anchored near Blanco Bay in Port William at 8.15 a.m. on a grey, drizzly morning, Port Stanley nestling behind low hills in Stanley Harbour off to the south. But by nine o’clock the sky had pretty well cleared - it was 10°C with 20-25 knots of wind across the bay - and Zodiac landings were deemed to be feasible so we set off for a nearby rocky beach. Up behind the beach was peaty, rocky so ... read more
South America » Falkland Islands » East Falkland

Falkland Island Flag Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690, and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764. The colony was turned over to Spain two years la... ... read more
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