24 October 2018
An important part of ensuring a successful season is maintaining a balance between working and making time to relax and recharge. With the cargo loading and team planning meetings complete, we took the chance of good weather to go for a day hike to explore local landmarks, beauty spots and wildlife sites. The coastline is a stunning mix of emerald seas, golden lichens, waves crashing against rugged rocks, and gentle tides lapping onto golden sandy beaches. Stretches of the coast around Stanley remain inaccessible due to the potential presence of landmines left over from the 1982 conflict. In many cases, the absence of people has resulted in the unplanned creation of wildlife havens, with native birds and plants thriving. Climbing to the top of the historic lighthouse at Cape Pembroke provided a stunning panoramic view, with a soundtrack of roaring fighter jets circling the island on training flights. The sights and sounds of the day encompassed so much of what defines the Falklands Islands’ natural and cultural history.