The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands is a UK overseas territory with a population of just 2500 (+3000 British military at Mount Pleasant Complex, an hour’s bumpy drive from the capital where 90% of the population live). The Falkland Islands is a remote archipelago lying off the coast of Argentina at 51° south and came to prominence when Argentina invaded in 1982. The Islands were recaptured and remain (very) British.

We are moving to the Falkland Islands to live in the capital, Stanley, for 2 years and due to popular demand we have decided to tell you all about our adventures down South.

The Islands are known for their unique and untouched wildlife, with over 185 different species of birds. For example, there are 5 different types of penguins (Rock Hoppers, Macaroni, Gentoo, King and Magellanic) and it works out that there are 250 penguins to every person on the Islands. Yay, pick up a penguin!!

We want this to be as interactive as possible so please comment and keep in touch regularly! We have a spare room so if you like what you see, please feel free to visit (as long as we know you).

2 thoughts on “The Falkland Islands

  1. David I agree that it is not appropriate to mention your teaching. It was lovely to have Hannah here on Thursday and Naomi, Tasha,myself, Dad and Matthew all manged to see her. We had lunch down at the Harbour which was nice. Hannah will soon be joining you. I have written this reply once and lost it (not sure how that happened). Tasha is away to Tenerif until Thursday. Hannah Bailey has returned to London today so lots of people journeying. I will be going to Lourdes tomorrow so I will add further next week. Meanwhile enjoy Stanley and try not to drive yourself too hard or the children you are teaching. Love Mum

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