An all-around superb day in the Falkland Islands! Early in the morning, groups headed out on excursions around Port Stanley under a dense fog that vanished mid-morning to unveil the best of these remote islands. We sailed into the shelter of Bleaker Island under a warm sun that made us feel like we were in a more tropical area of the world.
National Geographic Orion
Our time has come, the circle is closed. Twenty days ago, we left Ushuaia. Headed towards Antarctica, the infamous Drake Passage, and certainly some unknown. Now we return, after an incredible voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, the Falklands, and a lot of ocean in between. Calm seas in the Beagle channel were certainly enjoyed, but it was a bit shocking to see trees and civilization. We did enjoy the sunshine, dolphins, and abundant birds. I think for many of us, we wished we were heading back out instead of into Ushuaia, but the memories we have created will last a lifetime.