The Falklands February 14th 2006 We spent 2 days visiting the Falklands. West point and Stanley. There were loads of birds on the West, Albatross and cara cara and loads of rock hopper penguins. We walked a couple of miles on grass (oh joy to be on land!!) spent an hour or so birdwatching - amazing! Then headed back to someones house for tea and cakes. The island reminded me of Wales (except the penguins..)Was very lovely.
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South America » Falkland Islands 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