Some interesting facts about the Falkland Islands :
There are two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, as well as 776 smaller islands. The highest point in
the islands is Mount Usborne, 2312 feet. All the islands combined are smaller than the state of Connecticut. The
islands are a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom and Stanley, on East Falkland, is the
The population of the Falkland Islands is approximately 3,000 people with two-thirds of them living in Stanley.
There is only one commercial flight a week to the Falkland Islands. The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital
(KEMH) is Stanley's only hospital. There are no ophthalmologists or opticians on the islands, although an optician
from the United Kingdom visits about every six months and an ophthalmologist comes to do cataract surgery and
eye examinations on irregular intervals (once every few years). There are two dentists on the islands.
We landed at Stanley on November 7. From East Falkland we flew to four islands, Carcass, Saunders Island,
Pebble Island, and Sea Lion Island spending three days on each island except for two days at Carcass. The
islands are mostly populated by about four people, less in winter.
|The Falkland Islands
November 2-26, 2009
with Elston and Jackline Hill
Our trip was made possible with the efforts of Arlette Bloomfield firstname.lastname@example.org. We told her what we
wanted to do and she arranged every detail. Our total out of pocket costs for two weeks were less than 85 pounds
including the air line tax of 22 pounds a person. The trip was absolutely flawless. Highly recommended.