Falkland Islands (Stanley)
Stanley, capital of the Falklands, is a tiny British outpost where the absence of traffic lights and abundance of pubs in comparison to its size makes this a unique place. Indeed, armed only with hospitality, this rural community at the end of the world has no shortage of friendly locals.
Situated near Cape Horn in South America, the harbor at Stanley is one of the world's largest shipping graveyards of the 19th century. Many of the ships that set out for faraway ports met their destiny here, battered by Cape Horn's treacherous waters.
The Falklands is also a bird-watchers haven, with an amazing diversity of seabirds and mammals that breed in the Falklands — black-browed albatross, giant petrels, five types of penguin, elephant seals, sea lions, striated caracara, crested caracara, night heron to name a few.
Along the seven-mile harbor, you can see the hulks of some 20 ships that were tossed by Cape Horn, never to leave the Falklands.
Britannia House Museum
Learn about the tumultuous past of these islands at this fascinating museum.
The fly-fishing is excellent for sea trout, with recorded catches in excess of 20 pounds.
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