In those days of economic austerity, the 2 footsiatus envy is so yesterday. We don’t belong to any yacht club, so we need some sign of “distinction”, wouldn’t you agree? So, we are officially declaring this : “My boat has more faucets than yours!!” Yes, it is a new status symbol.
All that chrome give a sign of luxury that no YC can give you, so arm yourself with your drill and creativity you need to keep up. Note: for those who don’t know us this post is to be taken with humour, and if you don’t just blame it on my dry (also called sarcastic) sense of humour!
On another note, you have probably noticed that our posts are a bit irregular at the moments, we are sorry it seems that we haven’t been able to regain our footing since all the chaos. Our long time friends seem to be appearing out of nowhere, hence not much time to sit and write…. I guess it’s one more reason to retire and go cruising : just joking you guys!!! (as our teenagers would say!)
Island time to try to keep up with our New Year resolution, The Falkland Islands will represent number 124th and 125th are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean. They are located about 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 mi) from the coast of mainland South America. The archipelago consists of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 lesser islands, it is a self-governing British Overseas Territory, and the capital, Stanley, is on East Falkland.
Ever since the re-establishment of British rule in 1833, Argentina has claimed sovereignty. In pursuit of this claim, which is rejected by the islanders, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982. This precipitated the two-month-long undeclared Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom and resulted in the defeat and withdrawal of the Argentine forces. It is currently on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Since the war, there has been strong economic growth in both fisheries and tourism. The Falkland Islands took their English name from “Falkland Sound”, the channel between the two main islands, which was in turn named after Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland by Captain John Strong, who landed on the islands in 1690. The Spanish name, Islas Malvinas, is derived from the French name, Îles Malouines, named by Louis Antoine de Bougainville in 1764 after the first known settlers, mariners and fishermen from the Breton port of Saint-Malo in France. The ISO designation is Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and its ISO country code is FK.
As a result of the continuing sovereignty dispute, the use of many Spanish names is considered offensive in the Falkland Islands, particularly those associated with the 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands. General Sir Jeremy Moore would not allow the use of Islas Malvinas in the surrender document, dismissing it as a propaganda term.