Stanley, Falkland Islands

Nov 08, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


The final day of our expedition was spent exploring the town of Stanley in the Falkland Islands. The capital of this British Overseas Territory, Stanley contains 75 percent of the population living in the Falklands. Our tours of the area were to either visit a local hydroponic farm where a lot of the produce is grown, take a tour of the city and surrounding area by bus, or take a long hike at the nearby Mount Tumbledown. Having arrived early to the dock, we were able to eat lunch ashore at some of the local establishments and spend ample time at the museum commemorating the conflict with Argentina in 1982. A peaceful and fascinating day ashore in the Falkland Islands complete with on-and-off sunshine was the perfect way to cap off this epic voyage.

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James Hyde

Naturalist

James is your typical free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsy type. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he is most comfortable in slightly cold and damp weather. James joined the Lindblad team in July 2016 as a dive buddy and has been in love with expedition travel since. On his own he has traveled to Europe, Asia, and Australia, but with Lindblad he hopes to continue his adventures across the globe, searching out the beauties of the natural world. An avid scuba diver James can’t help being excited about whales, sharks, and pinnipeds, but he will also happily bend your ear about underwater slugs and invertebrates. It’s best just to humor him about these things.

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