Today, Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Explorer broke new ground in the West Falklands with a maiden visit to Beaver Island. In fact, no cruise or expedition ship has ever made a visit to Beaver Island! At 12,000 acres, this hilly, spacious land is a wonderful place for spreading out and exploring. We landed on a white sandy beach and had an easy walk on a grazed path leading to a sub-colony of gentoo penguins. The penguins are always a treat to view, but the really exciting wildlife were the two gray Patagonian foxes which scampered among the tussock grass and observed the molting birds. Striated caracaras (known on the Falkland Islands as “Johnny Rooks”) also patrolled the colonies.