Falkland Islands – East Falkland (Volunteer Point & Stanley)

We didn’t realize getting to the Falkland Islands by flight can sometimes be an interesting and dicey situation because both commercial (LATAM) and military (RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire via Ascension Island) flights are subject to the phenomenon of “rotor winds” (strong downslope northerly winds causing ‘rotor streaming’ turbulence), a serious challenge at the Mount…Continue reading Falkland Islands – East Falkland (Volunteer Point & Stanley)

South Georgia Island

Ever since we read the book “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage” by Alfred Lansing, we wanted to visit South Georgia Island. A quick synopsis is that in 1914, the Endurance (along with Ernest Shackleton and his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition) set sail for Antarctica. In October 1915, their ship became trapped and later crushed by ice. Surviving…Continue reading South Georgia Island