Posted by: travelrat | November 17, 2020

F for ….

This week’s alphabet game is all about island groups. This two made me remember 1982, when a senior officer got the two confused. Fortunately, he wasn’t senior enough to send the South Atlantic Task Force the wrong way!

Falkland Islands.

Think Falklands, and you’ll automatically think of marine wildlife. Our cruise ship called here, and we visited a colony of King and Gentoo penguins at Bluff Cove. There’s much more to see, though … alas, the only affordable way I can see to achieve a longer stay is to rejoin Her Majesty’s Forces.

Faroe Islands.

They’re almost midway between Scotland, Iceland and Norway, but they’re ruled by Denmark, although with a great deal of autonomy. Lots of hiking, photo ops and wildlife spotting … not that we did any! This was another cruise stop; we only stayed a few hours, and it was raining. So, we just had a hurried look around Torshavn, the capital.


  1. I like the photo of the Torshavn – not at all as I imagined them/it. Pity it rained, it looks as thought it could have been a very interesting stop-off.

  2. I had a preconception of the Faroes as a dour and cheerless sort of place. In spite of the weather, I’m delighted to have been proved totally wrong!

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