Amazing South Georgia
What can we say?
It's not often I'm lost for words but South Georgia has defeated me. Its unbelievable beauty and grandeur, to say nothing of its wildlife and fascinating history left me speechless. I'd run out of superlatives in the first few minutes. And that was on a bad weather day. When the sun came out .... Wow! At our second proposed landing site we had to adopt plan B because there was too much wildlife on the beach!!! I'd always wanted to get to South Georgia and now that I've been I can't wait to get back. So it's just as well we're offering a special holiday in November 2011 from Falklands to South Georgia and back, spending six days circumnavigating the island. AND, just to make it that extra special, for 8 people there'll be the chance to spend a few days at either end of the sea voyage getting to know the Falkland Islands - an opportunity folk who have just popped in for a couple of half days on their way to Antarctica will really appreciate having had their appetites whetted.
I mentioned the wildlife on South Georgia which is absolutely fantastic from the huge elephant seals to the diminutive and tuneful South Georgia Pipit. But ground nesting birds are at serious risk because of rats. And so The South Georgia Heritage Trust have launched a £5.2 million appeal for a major rat eradication programme. For just £90 you can sponsor a hectare of the islands.. Check out their website. It sounds a lot of money but at least 10 of us on board the ship signed up and it’s one of those situations where it doesn’t take all that many people to spread the word and take action and the mission will be accomplished. Do help if you can.