Today, we encountered civilization after several weeks in the wild. We approached the dock in the early morning, and after a delicious breakfast, we headed out to an amazing day full of activities in town and around East Falkland. During the morning, we had the opportunity to visit Yorke Bay and Gypsy Cove. Half a mile north of Port Stanley Airport and four miles to the northeast of the main town, Yorke Bay is located on a peninsula connected to the mainland by the Boxer Bridge and a narrow isthmus known as "The Neck." Gypsy Cove is a smaller bay located on the west side of Yorke Bay. This beautiful place is home to many wildlife species such as Magellanic penguins and other birds, but it also carries a dark history. The bay was heavily mined during the conflict back in 1982.
Some of us made an amazing visit to the hydroponic garden with Lila. The nursery produces Mediterranean-style vegetables and even strawberries in vast greenhouses outside Stanley.
A must-do was a visit to town. Some guests joined a Stanley Highlights Tour and others took off independently. We enjoyed walking around these picturesque streets, and we visited the museum, the post office, and the gift shops. We had a delicious lunch with the locals.
During the afternoon, some of us headed out with Carl Erik and a local guide for a hike to Mount William.
After all these amazing activities, a final walk, and tea in town, we returned to National Geographic Resolution and headed out to sea.