The Falkland Islands

by Gethin Thomas October. 04, 2020 123 views

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Very nice series. Just curious what is causing the tall growths in #21? Did the resident just manicure the bushes to look like that or is that some sort of a new kid of plant?

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Gethin Thomas Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 4 weeks ago

It's a definite manicure. There isn't much night life in Port Stanley, a cafe and a village hall. As the woman in the main Post Office said when I posted a card to my Mum, that should go next Thursday. Trimming hedges with nail scissors is considered having a whale of a time, now that they no longer kill the whales and boil them up in a vat.

Food is all imported, hence all those vegetables in the gardens. Lamb or mutton has the nickname 365 because there are more sheep than people and is what is eaten almost every day.

Since the war there are reputedly thousands of troops stationed there but no evidence of them. One local farmers wife reckoned that occasionally, practice manoeuvres are held and they all suddenly appear from nowhere swarming the streets, and then just as suddenly disappear.

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Antonio Gil 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing images of these famous islands.

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