Brockley Central doesn’t usually have the patience for nature. We don’t like having to work and wait for a glimpse of a paw print of an animal on safari. However, on Sea Lion Island, a conservation area in the Falklands, you can’t step out of your front door without meeting a crèche of penguins, the beaches are littered with elephant seal pups and the sea is teeming with killer whales.
We’ve never seen life in such abundance before. Crossing the beach without tripping over seals was like dodging the cracks in the pavement. And perhaps because they quickly got the measure of us, the animals are completely fearless.