Not Brockley Central: Sea Lion, The Falkland Islands



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.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting, beautiful images, but I hope these animals left in peace.

Anonymous said...

What's this got to do with Brockley?

Brockley Jon said...

Nothing. Great isn't it!

Brockley Kiwi said...

Not a lot. But I find it a hell of a lot more interesting than reading repetitive polarised arguments on political blame games and minority protests.

max said...

No cafe, no art gallery, no deli. What's so good about it?

Miss L said...

max - no Southeastern trains, either... that's a good start!

Miss L said...

Or Southern, or London Overground, for that matter... was only thinking of Southeastern as a St. Johns commuter.

Monkeyboy said...

I went to an island in a river in peru.... it was called 'Monkey Island' it had monkeys on it. Every city should have a Monkey Island, primates are cool.

Tamsin said...

Isn't there some toy called "Monkey Island"? I will idle on-line and see what I can find.

But a lovely clip. And the sort of off the wall thing that makes this site such fun.

Tamsin said...

Right - there's a computer game which seems to have remarkably little to do with monkeys, even the three guys of low moral fiber (sic.) who laze around and want to start a circus have a disobedient pet rat rather than pet monkey. There is also this Would you like one, Monkeyboy? We could have a whip-round at the Xmas drinks.

Ratbag said...

A friends brother-in-law lives in the Falklands. He is a krill millionaire

Anonymous said...

Bet you have some great conversations.

Anonymous said...

one of the sea lions is named Brockley.

Brockley the sea lion, quite a character I hear.

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of Brockley Road on a sunny afternoon...

Brockley Nick said...

@first Anon - no animals were harmed in the making of this film :)

@Tamsin - Monkey Island is a classic series of games and it does feature monkeys, you'll be pleased to hear

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