06.04.2013 - 07.04.2013
Today we had to farewell the Falkland Islands. We were sad to leave as this has actually been a big highlight for us and we had not been prepared for that. We love it here. We could easily live in the Falklands, the people are wonderful and there is so much to see and do. The weather had also been extremely kind to us. So we drove about 40km to Mount Pleasant. There is a big defence base there and the international airport is part of the base. So we were checked through the gate and went to the airport to check in. We had a bit of a wait but it gave us time to reflect on our time here. Once we boarded the plane we set off for Santiago via Punta Arenas. We had to get off the plane in Punta Arenas and ended up going through immigration so this saved us having to do this in Santiago. We eventually arrived in Santiago at 9.40pm and luckily we only had to cross the road to the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. (thank goodness). It had been quite a long day.
We had a nice relaxing day today in the hotel in Santiago. Our flight leaves just before midnight so we have plenty of time to catch up on bits and pieces. This is the last of our blog for this year. So we sign off after having another fantastic trip and we hope you have enjoyed following it with us. See you all soon.