Making Memories in The Falklands

Samson Shipwreck Falkland Islands. Public Domain.
Samson Shipwreck Falkland Islands. Public Domain.
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It’s making memories in the Falklands and day 12 and of my NCL cruise to Antarctica and the day of my last excursion before cruising back to Buenos Aires for my flight home.

Port Stanley

I chose a walking tour of Stanley (aka Port Stanley), the capital city of the Falkland Islands. Stanley is located on the island of East Falkland, on a north-facing slope in one of the wettest parts of the islands. The entire population of Stanley is about 3500 people. It’s no wonder I loved being there.

The history of Stanley links to the Falklands War, where in 1982, Argentine troops occupied the island. Accordingly, Stanley suffered considerable damage during the war from the Argentine occupation and the British naval shelling of the town. Afterwards the British secured the high ground around the city. Then, the Argentines surrendered without fighting in the town proper.

Falklands War

Since the Falklands War, Stanley has benefitted from the growth of the fishing and tourism industries in the Islands. Stanley has developed greatly in that time, with the building of a large amount of residential housing, particularly to the east of the town center (where I walked), and is now a third bigger than it was in 1982.

I found Stanley to be a magical place, and I felt grateful to be able to visit. Indeed, I was making memories in the Falklands.

Some photos give a “feeling” of what Stanley is about.

Enjoy, and Welcome to Stanley!

Port Stanley in the Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

A cannon at Port Stanley in the Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

Making memories in the Falklands. Port Stanley in the Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

A view of downtown traffic in Port Stanley in the Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

Below is the famous Whalebone Arch.

A memorial structure in Port Stanley in the Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff.

Below is the monument commemorating lives lost in The Falklands War.

A commemoration of lives lost in the liberation of the Falklands in Port Stanley. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Here is a woman I spoke to that has lived in Stanley her whole life. She was super lovely and let me take a photo. The guy was a friend of hers.

Friendly locals in Port Stanley in the Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

The Historic Dockyard Museum in Port Stanley, Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A view of the Historic Dockyard Museum in Port Stanley, Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Town Hall in Port Stanley, Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Post Office in Port Stanley, Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A mailbox in Port Stanley, Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A classic British telephone station in Port Stanley, Falklands. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

I hope you got a sense of how magical Stanley is. I truly hope to return one day to learn even more about it!

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Making Memories in The Falklands

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