We've left West Falkland and have traveled overnight on the Sea Explorer to Yorke Bay on East Falkland. This is only four miles northeast of Stanley, the capital city. Unlike yesterday when we had beautiful conditions while visiting East Falkland, the weather today is blustery with a sprinkle of rain. This is the South Atlantic Ocean with its unpredictable and evanescent weather patterns. I'm learning to suck it up and expect the unexpected!
It's my last afternoon in the Falkland Islands, and I'm cruising down the main drag in Stanley along the ocean. The temperature is cool, but not oppressive, and there is a slight drizzle in the air. This is enough to keep my camera in its bag. I will pull it out when I need it.
We have just spent 2 days at sea, going from Ushuaia, Argentina to the Falkland Islands. I'm not going to lie. Not having my sea legs on the first part of this trip has resulted in a persistent state of nausea that I would rather forget. Nevertheless, we've made it to the Falkland Islands, and I'm anxious to make my first landing.