Steeple Jason Island & West Point Island

Ashley Karitis, Video Chronicler

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 10 Mar 2020

Steeple Jason Island & West Point Island, 3/10/2020, National Geographic Explorer

  • Aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Antarctica

The Falklands Islands welcomed us today with their very best side. A beautiful sunrise over the graceful peaks of Steeple Jason Island promised us a lovely day to come and before long we were ashore, hiking over the low shrub vegetation and into the tall tussock grass on our way to visit the world’s largest breeding colony of black-browed albatross. In the afternoon we landed on West Point Island, where we were greeted by the caretakers, Jackie and Alan White. Another beautiful hike led us to another nesting site of albatross and rockhopper penguins and after hiking back we were invited into the snug farmhouse for a Falkland Islands farm tea, featuring a fantastic variety of cakes, cookies, and fresh scones.

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