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Falkland Islands


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PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information At a glance, Geography & geology, Climate, History, Government & politics, Economy, People & culture Chapter 2 Natural history & conservation Flora, Marine algae, Animals, Birds, Insects, Seashells and crustacea, Conservation Chapter 3 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Representation Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating & drinking, Public holidays & festivals, Shopping, Arts & entertainment, Photography, Media & communications PART 2 THE GUIDE Chapter 4 Port Stanley History, Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Orientation, What to see, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment, Shopping, , Other practicalities Chapter 5 East Falkland Gypsy Cove, Cape Pembroke and Surf Bay, Kidney Island and Kidney Cove, Volunteer Point, Seal Bay, Salvador, Cape Dolphin, San Carlos/Port san Carlos, Darwin/Goose Green, Bleaker Island Chapter 6 West Falkland Port Howard, Excursions from Port Howard, Other accommodation on West Falkland Chapter 7 Sea Lion Island History, getting there, Where to stay, What to see Chapter 8 Pebble Island History, Getting there, getting around, Where to stay, What to see and do Chapter 9 Carcass, West Point and New Island Carcass island, West Point Island, New Island Chapter 10 Saunders Island and Keppel Island Saunders Island, Keppel Island Chapter 11 Weddell, Staats and Beaver Islands Weddell Island, Staats and Beaver Islands Appendices Selected Flora & Fauna Further info Index

About the Author

Having stepped in at the last minute when the original tour leader fell ill, Will Wagstaff has been visiting the Falkland Islands on a regular basis since 1994. He has explored large areas of the Falklands from the smallest uninhabited islands to the isolated settlements as well as the 'metropolis' of Stanley, having now spent over a year on the islands when the collected trips are added up. In recent times Will has also been working on Expedition cruise ships which have taken him to hitherto unvisited and remote areas. His main passion has always been ornithology, but over the years his interests have encompassed all aspects of wildlife. His journeys usually involve leading groups, giving lectures on board etc, so he has been able to communicate his love of wildlife to many. There is so much to see and enjoy that keeps Will coming back to these special islands and, whether sitting watching albatrosses flying in and out of their colonies or admiring penguins living up to their charismatic reputation, he is still enthralled by this magical location.

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