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    Quote Originally Posted by MidAgeTraveller View Post
    oh no, you have let the cat out of the bag now. You watch and those no overnight camping signs will be up in no time at all now. Drat and double drat.
    Not much attention is paid to signs down here!


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    Are you allowed to eat penguins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossypossy View Post
    Are you allowed to eat penguins?
    Some people eat Penguin Eggs, but they are far too salty for me and the "white" doesn't go white when you cook them. Urghhh!

    You'd have to be pretty hungry to eat one I'd have thought, I think they are just basically blubber. I'm not entirely sure, but think it is also illegal.

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    Good to hear the mines are being cleared. Reminds me of the race in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet


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    Quote Originally Posted by maingate View Post
    I was offered a well paid contract there in the 80's to supervise construction work. It meant flying to South Africa, then 2 weeks on a ship to get there, 6 months work, then some home leave. I quite fancied the job but took something else instead.
    I went there and done that, 14 month contract, time off half way through, 6 day working week, 60 hr basic week, 10 hr days, quite often 80 hr plus weeks, tax free, and wages were pretty good, nothing to do in the evening but drink beer .... ah smashing times, bloody hard and bloody cold.
    Beautiful place, sorry about putting a dirty great runway through it.
    Nice van by the way, not a lot of roads out there though, good test for your suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by FalklandRuss View Post
    God bless the de-miners!

    There was an item on tv about clearing mines in western dessert left over from WWII, still loads of them which was surprising, but even more surprising was the British government have refused to hand over maps to the Egyptians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchypete View Post
    Beautiful place, sorry about putting a dirty great runway through it.
    Nice van by the way, not a lot of roads out there though, good test for your suspension
    Landed on that runway a few times!

    She's performed well so far. Just about to import some decent all-terrain tyres and jack the suspension up an inch or so.

    Since you were down here (mid-eighties I'm guessing) there has been quite a big road building program. Not black-top though...all gravel/stone. We call it the M25, but you can now do a full circular round East Falkland.

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    Russ, your camper looks great.

    I'm just on my way to the Falklands onboard the RRS Ernest Shackleton and I'm hoping to do a bit of camping.

    Can you recommend any interesting spots to camp? Do I have to get permission to camp?

    I have a tent and was looking to hire a 4x4 but do you know if you can rent a camper on the islands?

    Cheers,
    Stu

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorstu View Post
    Russ, your camper looks great.

    I'm just on my way to the Falklands onboard the RRS Ernest Shackleton and I'm hoping to do a bit of camping.

    Can you recommend any interesting spots to camp? Do I have to get permission to camp?

    I have a tent and was looking to hire a 4x4 but do you know if you can rent a camper on the islands?

    Cheers,
    Stu
    Hi Stu, the best people to talk to are here: Camping -Stay with us -The Falklands archipelago is teeming with wonders of wildlife and nature -Falkland Islands Tourist Board
    They will be able to give you all the info you need and which land owner to contact for permission.

    As far as campers go, I think ours is the only one on the islands, but these people would know if there are any others. Enjoy your time here.

    Russ

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