Day tour to Volunteer Point from Stanley
31/10/2006 - 03/11/2006
Day tour to Volunteer Point, located about two and half hours from Stanley, driving on gravel roads as well as off-road. Volunteer Point has wonderful landscape, a huge white sand beach, many penguins and a huge colony of King penguins.
Driving from Stanley to Volunteer Point. In the pictures, Port Louis and Johnson's Harbour. Here, the gravel road finishes and the driving continues completely off-road.
As accomodation, I choose my tent, where I will camp for three nights. Although Volunteer Point is offered as a day tour from Stanley, it worth to spend some nights there to better enjoy the place and the penguins with more peace of mind.
The wonderful white beach at Volunteer Point hosting gentoo and king penguins.
A Magellanic oystercatcher, a bird quite common in the Falkland Islands.
A colony of gentoo penguins. For more pictures of gentoo penguins, please see my other pages on the Falklands, as there are really many.
Sheeps and penguins all together. In this period of the year, there are also many lambs.
Gentoo penguins on the beach and walking to the colony.
Gentoo and king penguins on the beach.
A king penguin walks back to the colony, under an approaching rain shower.