Many people think that the Falklands are cold and snow covered. Interestingly, although the Falklands are usually very windy, the islands have a narrow temperature range. The Falklands are about as close to the South Pole as London is to the North Pole, and the climate is temperate year-round. It rarely snows, and when it does, it rarely sticks.
Note the Hanseatic in the photo at the top of this page in picturesque South Harbour of New Island. The "red creatures" seen in this photo are some of the Hanseatic passengers hiking back to the Zodiacs. We leave New Island excited to continue our adventure. Our next stop is Carcass Island.