Afternoon in Stanley
We were lucky at Bitter and Sweet as after their lunch-time rush of fellow passengers there were still fish and chips on the menu. Unfortunately there was no draft Falklands beer so we had to ‘make do’ with bottles of Rockhopper.
After lunch we walked along John Street which runs parallel to Ross Road. Along it we spotted a local branch of the London law firm Pinsent Mason! Once we reached above the Cathedral we walked down to Ross Road.
These are the pictures of the famous Blue whale jawbones that forms an arch outside the cathedral.
Inside the cathedral we spent time looking at the flags and the wall plaques.
Along Ross Road
We stopped at the supermarket to stock up on supplies of chocolate. Further down the street we went into the Post Office to buy and post yet more postcards.
Next to the ’83 War Memorial was this bust of Margaret Thatcher just off Thatcher Drive.
This is her famous self-determination quote that successive UK governments have honoured since the war.
They are few in number, but they have the right to live in peace to choose their own way of life and to determine their own allegiance.
– Margaret Thatcher
3rd April 1982
We spent some time remembering the ’82 war at the Liberation Monument…
… and then at the Royal Marine’s memorial.
In commemoration of those Royal Marines who have loyally served in and around the Falkland Islands since 1765
Next along Ross Road we reached Government House – unfortunately not open to visitors such as us!
On the way back we stopped at the souvenir shop opposite the supermarket and picked up mugs celebrating penguins in the Falklands.
At the end of Ross Road is Victoria Terrace named after Queen Victoria in whose reign it was built.
Just past the terrace was the souvenir shop recommended by Adrian.
In there I did manage to track down a Falklands mouse mat and some original fridge magnets.
On the way to the bus stop is this building and these sheep pained on a fence!
We caught the next bus back to the ship rather than walk back along the shore.