Aren't these the
cutest penguins you've ever seen? These
are the pictures we took at the Bluff
Cove Penguin Rookery, a 35,000-acre
privately owned wildlife haven. We had
to take a 30-minute off-road journey in
a four-wheel drive vehicle to get there.
Our driver was Amy, from Australia.
She was probably about 20 years old and
drove a mean jeep!
There were lots of
gentoo penguins and a small but
growing king penguin colony - all in a beautiful wilderness beach setting.
There were also many gulls, turkey vultures, and
sheathbills (who are always looking for ways to steal a penguin egg from an
unsuspecting penguin). Bluff Cove Lagoon is sometimes patrolled by sea lions
from a nearby island and dolphins occasionally frolic in the surf.
By the beach is the Bluff Cove Museum. Inside are displays depicting life in
the Falklands, the history of Bluff Cove, and the Falklands War.
Next door was a tea house manned by the
"Tea Ladies". They served great
tea, coffee, scones, cookies and cakes.
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