Friday, 9 January 2009

Westpoint Island, January 9, 2009

Very early in the morning, we land in Westpoint Island, in the West of the Falklands. The weather is splendid, everybody is surprised about the mild climate. After being welcomed by the islands owner we make our way to the other end of the island, some walking, some taking a ride in the Land Cruisers. Walking down towards the cliff, black-browed Albatrosses are soaring around our heads, a beautiful aerial ballet. A few minutes more, and we stand in the most amazing rookery of Albatrosses and Rockhopper Penguins, living side by side.