I wasn't planning on writing a blog about our final stop on these two voyages, the Falkland Islands. But a request from a reader prompted me to reconsider. I'm so grateful to my readers of these postings - thank you one and all. The Falklands are an interesting set of islands but we only made two stops on this itinerary - the capital at Stanley and West Point Island.
stone runs, one of which we saw and is shown here. These were first described by Charles Darwin when he sailed here in the 1830's in the Beagle. These are peri-glacial landforms involving the freezing and thawing of permafrost during the Ice Age, which progressively brings rocks to the surface where they collect in the valley floors.