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Staten Island & Falkland Islands

Photo journal (page 2)

Staten Island & Falklands
Cape Horn, the Le Maire Strait, and Staten Island

Puerto Hoppner offers hiking and climbing as its principle activities, and local wildlife – particularly birds – as alternative attractions.

After exploring this area, the weather presented the right opportunity for the passage out to the Falkland Islands. Such opportunities are not to be passed up, and Puerto Hoppner was to become the last anchorage Kiwi Roa visited in Patagonia.

Puerto Hoppner, Staten Island

The west side of the harbor can be climbed to prominent views from the ridgeline at the top.

Puerto Hoppner
Puerto Hoppner

The boat is nestled securely in the little makeshift harbor. South, the bulk of the island runs east to west.

Puerto Hoppner south
Puerto Hoppner south

North, the South Atlantic. The rocks at the passage to the harbor are visible far below.

Puerto Hoppner north
Puerto Hoppner north

On high, birds of prey such as this carancho are masters.

Carancho
Carancho

Caranchos, or Southern Crested Caracaras, vary slightly in appearance, with these southern birds a little larger than their northern kin.

Carancho
Carancho

There’s no mistaking them for anything other than a bird of prey though.

Carancho
Carancho

Back down at water level, this night heron is going fishing, or possibly he will settle for the odd stray insect.

Night heron
Night heron

The sunshine never lasts forever in this region of the world.

Puerto Hoppner weather
Puerto Hoppner weather

Although fog and rain smothers Staten Island, the weather is correct for the passage to the Falkland Islands, and Patagonia is left behind once and for all.

Leaving Staten Island
Leaving Staten Island

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