Pebble Island to Sea Lion Island

3rd November 2015. Falkland Islands.

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At 11am I flew from Pebble Island to Sea Lion Island in the same light plane that previously took me to Pebble Island.

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If you look carefully you may be able to see the airfield, both along the isthmus and across it.  This is where a SAS raid destroyed the Argentine aircraft on the ground in 1982.

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Moving a bit to the right, there is the edge of the settlement at bottom right under the watermark.

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The large building is the main house where I stayed.

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Moving further along, this is the wharf and the old farm buildings.

The following five images are islets between Pebble Island and West Falkland.

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Brocken Island and subsidiary islets.

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At the east end of East Island.

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Same location, different view.

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Small islands off River Island.

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Probably the east coast of River Island.

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Flying over the barren hinterlands of West Falkland.

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On the east coast of West Falkland, this is Port Howard, the most massive metropolis in West Falkland, with twenty inhabitants and centre of a farm with over 40,000 sheep.

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Still Port Howard, from a different perspective as we fly south west.

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Falkland Sound in the foreground and the cliffs that protest Port Howard from the East.

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Further back and now we can see the Hornby Mountains behind and the weather is closing in.

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Now we can see the entrance to Port Howard Inlet.

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This is now the west coast of East Falkland, Long Point from over Egg Harbour.

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A bit further on, looking back towards the southern edge of Egg Harbour.

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A river in the centre of East Falkland.

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There are many small lakes in the centre of East Falkland.  I know where this is, but can’t supply a name.

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At the far end of Adventure Sound.

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This is at the Bay of Harbours, at the south coast of East Falkland, just to the east of Cow Point.  I don’t have a shot coming in to Sea Lion Island, further south.  It must have been too cloudy there.

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6 comments on “Pebble Island to Sea Lion Island

  1. Stunning photography and great view! I always did want to get some aerial shots myself, but never got the chance outside of sky scrapers.

    The pictures remind me of what it looks like during takeoff and landing in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thank you!

      Sometimes aerial shots work quite well out of the camera. Other times, flare diffraction and unclean windows require a lot of processing. Best is from a helicopter with the door removed, as in this post and the two IR ones following it: https://murrayfoote.com/2015/04/25/kauai-from-above/

      I was in the Caribbean last year and exited through Montego Bay but didn’t take many shots from the plane. Perhaps there’s a similarity in the coastline but the countryside couldn’t be more different – verdant populated Jamaica vs bare isolated Falklands.

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      • The landscape is definitely different in Montego Bay. Lots of undulating hills and it’s populated. Montego Bay is a city. But the coastline looks very much the same.

        I wanted to try helicopter shots in South Carolina, but it was too foggy.

        You’re welcome!

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  2. Love the colors over the Hornby Mountains. I appreciate these aerial shots as I would never be able to experience them for myself. Not due to the expense of the trip, but the fact that I would spend the entire flight with my head in the barf bag.

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