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Month: August 2014

Weddell Island, Falkland Islands

Weddell Island, Falkland Islands

“Welome to Weddell,” Jane says as she picks us up on the grass strip where a FIGAS flight from Saunders Island has deposited us. “You have just doubled the population!” This on an island the size of Malta (which has 400,000 inhabitants),  and we are the only guests. At 63,000 acres, Weddell is the largest offshore island in the Falklands. It is home to the usual species of Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, both species of caracara, variable hawks. albatrosses, petrels,…

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