After a second smooth crossing of Drake Passage, we stopped for a day at Stanley in the Falkland Islands. The islands are low, treeless and windswept. The older architecture in Stanley is interesting. Apart from a few buildings made of brick or stone, most construction is of timber and corrugated iron. The design of the buildings are still traditionally British – even down to the picket fences, but the unusual materials take some getting used to. An attempt to make the place feel like home I guess, but they miss out on that balmy British weather!
There are many of these old Nissin Huts, left over from various wars. All the buildings have a flaking, rusty patina caused by the constant freezing and thawing and the continuous howling wind.
An interesting graveyard for wooden boats at the end of Stanley Harbour.
Young penguin hiding in a burrow above the beach
Mum and Dad socialising on the beach
No one climbs through the fences
Male Upland Goose – common on the islands
Brand new Landrovers waiting delivery
Anchorage for fair weather sailers.
The Falklands had a very British feel – friendly British accents, Landrovers everywhere, Pubs serving Ale and money bearing pictures of the Queen.
Spectacular photos, John. Just an interesting landscape of structures and old boats. A painter’s dream!
Another wonderful adventure
Fascinating photos and explanations. Thank you!
Amazing photos 😎 what a wonderful references for your future paintings 🎨
I hope we can see some paintings from this trip sometime. Maybe on your gallery page on your website?
Merci pour toutes ces magnifiques photos
You always makes special photos, interesting to see what the islands look like, after repeated wars.I love the young penguin. And we can be ready for a choice of these photos and paint. Thanks John.
What a trip you have had, the memories and paintings to come will be fabulous.