Saturday, January 9, 2010

Grandma's Second week


We've been out and about showing Marion things that she didn't see last time she was here. We went to Fitzroy, two ships were sunk here during the 1982 conflict so there are quite a few memorials to the sailors lost at sea. I've put in a photo of one of them. We spent quite a bit of time skimming stones on the beach as well as looking at all of the memorials.

We also had a night in Stanley. We stayed at the Hillside camp, it's an extension of our base here. It mainly has a bomb/weapon disposal section there that deals with old weapons that have been found around the Falklands. These date back to the first world war but a lot are from 1982. We had a tour of the things that they have found over the years and it was quite surprising. We also walked to the lighthouse. There's a memorial at the lighthouse for the Atlantic Conveyor. Another ship that was lost in 1982, it was a big loss as it was carrying supplies and helicopters. We had a very nice meal out in town but a disturbed nights sleep due to heavy rain and people having a party next door!

We also went to Darwin house for Smoko, coffee and cakes. It was rather tasty. After gobbling lots of cakes we went for a walk to the Brodie Creek Suspension Bridge. It's the most Southerly located suspension bridge in the world. I've included a photo of it, it is rather knackered and you can't go on it any more!

Put our red car up for sale and sold it easily so that's good. Took our 'new' Freelander off roading to the bridge and it managed easily.

The flights in and out of here are a bit all over the place due to the UK weather. It's 2 days late in at the moment. Hoping Marion's flight will still go ahead on Tuesday. School starts again Tuesday, holidays go way too quickly for me. The weather here has warmed up but it's been pretty showery.

Hope all is well with everyone


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