Web Wanderings: Moving to the Falklands

Lately I’ve been doing some research on the Falkland Islands (long story I’ll perhaps tell sometime). In the process I’ve been stumbling across some interesting websites. One of those is FalklandWool.net. On the site the wife tells the story of her family’s emigrating from the U.K. to the Falklands in 1979.

When I was in Australia I met a Canadian family that moved to Australia…just because they felt like they should. My wife moved from Finland to America to marry me. It always fascinates me when people are willing to pick up their lives and family and move to an entirely different part of the world. I’ve yet to move more than 300 miles from home, and that’s been hard enough.

Yet people do this.

If you have a few minutes and want to spend a little time exploring another world and another life, start with How We Emigrated, and then poke around the site some more. It feels a little like trespassing into someone’s house until you remember this is a web page, and they want you to read this. Check it out! It’s something rather different.

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One Response to Web Wanderings: Moving to the Falklands

  1. Robyn Taylor says:

    I love reading about far away places, especially ones that seem mysterious, like the Falklands. I recently read a fiction book about Easter Island, but there were a lot of facts in it. So I did a little bit of research on it. I’ve also looked up Pitcairn Island and some of the islands off the coast of Scotland/England. So interesting. I love learning about new places and cultures.

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