After a morning at West Point Island
, we had lunch on board the Ocean Nova as it motored over
to nearby Carcass Island.
We landed on a very nice beach that had a smattering of wildlife, and
then walked several hundred yards to the other side of the island where
there were several thousand penguins (which seemed like a lot ... stay tuned!)
on a picturesque sandy beach. After spending several hours there, we
zodaic'ed over to another Falkland Island single family settlement and had
fantastic afternoon tea & crumpets provided by the sole residents,
Rob and Lorraine McGill.
As the first group of passengers walked across the island to the beach on the
other side, they spotted an Owl that was "hiding"
in the tall grass.
Everyone stopped to see it and take pictures, including me, even thought I
knew they wouldn't be any good since the Owl was so
well camouflaged. So after a while, everyone moved on ...
except my friend Carol Monaco (check out her web site!)
who set up her tripod and waited ... and waited
... and then was rewarded with this awesome picture
of the Owl as it emerged from the grass and then flew away - WOW!!!
Mouseover image to see my lousy picture of the well hidden owl! ;-)
I didn't eat much dinner onboard the ship that night since I had
filled up on crumpets - these were were especially yummy for me because I
usually don't eat them as my kids have
After dinner, the ship pulled anchor and set course to the capitol city
of the Falklands - Port Stanley.
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