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Falklands, “an indescribable mix of emotions and experiences”

Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 06:28 UTC
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The group of Brazilian visitors with MLA Phyl Rendell and Michael Poole MLA in Stanley The group of Brazilian visitors with MLA Phyl Rendell and Michael Poole MLA in Stanley
Bleaker island, a most surreal place full of penguins, sheep, cattle, marine birds and four humans  Bleaker island, a most surreal place full of penguins, sheep, cattle, marine birds and four humans

A group of Brazilian academics, students and journalists recently visited the Falkland Islands, invited by the local elected government. One of the visitors, Guilheme Lacerda wrote a small piece in the social network about what the describes as an incredible experience.

 “The second and third days in the Falklands were of indescribable emotions and experiences. On Sunday we were invited to travel to Bleaker island, an island 25 minutes away from Stanley, on East Falkland the main island, where we are staying. So far so good. Little did we know that the only way to reach to Bleaker was flying on a single engine aircraft, and that in the island to visit the whole population was four people: the owners Phyl and Mike, and two farm hands.

”In the flight to the island and return, in the small plane with the pilot and four other passengers it was impossible not to remain glued to the window to try and understand the dimension of these (Falkland) Islands “lost” in the middle of the ocean.

”Bleaker island is the most surreal place that all of us on the trip have seen in the world, and even on television. It's hard to understand how a place, almost inhospitable, manages to host so many penguins, sheep, rare birds and even the most wooly and fat cows that I have ever seen, and at the same time receives tourists in such comfortable lodging (like millionaires vacation houses) in such a warm and inviting atmosphere.

”For lunch we had barbecue, that is, beef, lamb and squash, and plenty of red Chilean wine (no empty glasses allowed). The house is so warm and well heated that it's unbelievable. But reality was just behind the door, outside cold was almost absurd, six degrees and three degrees because of the wind factor. One night at Bleaker's was enough to perceive how fantastic nature is, mainly in those places where humans are rarities in the midst of hundreds of penguins.

 

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  • zathras

    How respectful that they posed with the Flag of the country they visited.

    Here is a cunning plan....

    ALL Argentinian visitor should be required to pose (and be photographed) in front of a Falkland islands flag as part of their entry requirements.

    Oh and the photo will be immediately checked and anyone making inappropriate gestures will be refused entry.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 08:58 am 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @1 “ ALL Argentinian visitor should be ...”

    Don't forget to count the spoons, stones, and sheep dag before they leave.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:08 am 0
  • Clyde15

    outside cold was almost absurd, six degrees and three degrees because of the wind factor.

    That passes as a mild day here !

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:17 am 0
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