Zu den FALKLAND INSELN

Mit S/Y SARAH

2-Wochen-Segeltörn  

1. DAY PORT STANLEY 
We pick you up from Mount Pleasant airport,. The military area - 1 hour drive through the Falklands, across one of the three tared roads of the Island - first impression with 'stone runs', farms and lakes at the horizon - arrival at the 'Sarah' - you choose your bunk and get familiar with the boat - visit to the local pub to get to know some Falkland people. 

2. DAY PORT STANLEY - GOOSE GREEN 
Sail along the southern coast of East Falkland - Goose Green: biggest farm of the Falklands - sheep sheering. 

3. DAY GOOSE GREEN - FANNY CREEK 
We see some Gentoo pinguin colonies - Fanny Creek is a narrow fjord full of life - big Gentoo- and Magellan penguin colony. 

4. DAY FANNY CREEK - BULL COVE 
TREKKING: deep tussock grass - narrow pathes - visit of the penguin colony and breeding places of cormorants and wild goose - striated caracaras. 

5. DAY BULL COVE - ALBEMARLE HARBOUR 
We leave early before sunrise - it will be a long sailing day - at Albemarle Harbour (West Falkland) we come close to a big sea lion colony . 
TREKKING: we will try to reach Mount Alice (1185 ft) - phantastic view - nature is very wild here - along the riveer Dean we try to reach Port Stephens Settlement - we keep the 'Sarah' informed about our progress by VHF - she will pick us up there.

7. DAY ALBEMARLE HARBOUR - BEAVER ISLAND 
Sail around the southern most point of Falklands - rockhopper penguins & guanacos - beaver island: owned by the pioneering sailors of the antarctic regions, the Poncets - Sally and Jerome Poncet were the first to undertake sailing expeditions to some subantarctic islands like South Georgia and South Shetland Islands (summer and winter) - they overwintered in Antarctica - since decades they are responsible for many scientific research projects on these islands - their famous yacht Damien II is at anchor here - nobody knows the area better than they do. 

8. DAY BEAVER ISLAND - NEW ISLAND 
New Island possesses a wide variety of wild life: Fur Seals, Magellan-, Rockhopper- and Gentoo Penguins - good achorages - extensive possibilities to enjoy the wildlife. 

9. DAY NEW ISLAND - CARCASS ISLAND - WESTPOINT ISLAND 
40 seamiles until Carcass Island: Sea Elephants defend their harem - during these fights some joungsters get killed - sail to West Point Settlement: we might join them for a 'smokie': a cup of tea with lots of chatting. 

10. DAY HOT STONE COVE MOUNTAIN 
We move the 'Sarah' to Hope Harbour 
TREKKING: we can use an old path to the 'waterfall creek' - from there we can try to hike along the waterfall upwards until we reach the 'hot stone cove' plateau - the tussock grass is huge and difficult to get through, but the view is magnificent - we ca watch many (breeding) birds 

11. DAY HOPE HARBOUR - PORT HOWARD 
We have a long sailing passage ahead and try to get as far as Port Howard/Falkland Sound. 

12. DAY MOUNT MARIA 
We stay for the day and visit the wool mill, their production of genuin Falkland jumpers - basic school with 4 childeren and one teacher - farm with 40-60.000 sheep - lodge for 20 tourists/year. 
TREKKING: we will try to reach the second highest mountain of the Falklands, Mount Maria - the landscape is full of yellow blossoming 'Gorse', as far as the eye can reach. 

13. DAY PORT HOWARD - PORT SALVADOR 
We sail back north and follow the northern coastline of West Falklands - Port Salvador is a deeply indented creek with a couple of settlements, that partly can only be reached by boat. 

14. DAY PORT SALVADOR - VOLUNTEER POINT 
Today we will visit the only King Penguin colony of the islands - access only by sea - these penguins are indeed majestic, they are the most beautiful of all penguins - their Flakland presence is an absolute exceoption, since they can normally only be found on subantarctic islands, that (except for South Georgia) do not get reached by passenger ships or yachts. 

15. DAY VOLUNTEER POINT - PORT STANLEY