There’s always a sense of adventure when exploring a new destination. The islands of George, Barren, and Speedwell are all owned by the May family, and no one aboard had ever visited them. Early in the morning, we met the owner, Chris. After seeing just a sample of what he was going to share with us, we knew it was going to be a wonderful day.

A suite of wildlife, including penguins, dolphins, and an endemic wren, were just a fraction of the animals we encountered while about on the islands. Chris shared with us about sheepherding and shearing, showing us a glimpse into what life is like on a remote island in the Falklands.

Returning to our ship right before the weather deteriorated, we settled in for a cozy night aboard and with excitement about our final day in the Falklands.