|Whalebone Cove and Stanley in the background|
I walked further east on what looked like a path with deep wheel ruts carved by 4x4 offroaders. And lo and behold, I came across a Landrover coming the other way. Why not, I thought - it's a perfectly pleasant afternoon. But surely, a walk in this beautiful countryside must be more rewarding than driving through it and leaving deep scars in the landscape. Little did I realise how ridiculous this little trip in the offroader actually was, until I spotted a dog running just behind. It had seen me and immediately started approaching when the lady repeatedly called her dog back from within the car. This woman was actually walking her dog from inside the car with the windows wound down. Phew - only in the Falklands!
|Upland geese in a mine field|
Looking out to see I spotted a pod of dolphins just infront of the Tussock Islands. Four or five animals repeatedly surfaced. Were they feeding? I don't know...
|The Cape Pembroke lighthouse|
|The MV Atlantic Coveyor memorial at Cape Pembroke|
|View out to sea from Cape Pembroke|
On the way back from Cape Pembroke along Stanley Bypass I found a large post festooned with signposts to the most obscure places on the planet. The selection of places included someone favourite football stadium, and lots of small and big towns and cities. The closest to Plymouth I could find was a sign pointing towards the Tamar valley in Cornwall at a distance of 7770 miles. Oban in Scotland was marked as being 15113 miles away - the long way around!
Next stop Ascension Island. The journey home has begun.