Thousands of rock hopper penguins co-habit this cliff in the Falklands with hundreds of nesting brown-browed albatrosses. The nests are a foot or two deep. Clumps of tussock grass cover the hillside, and maneuvering around them can be difficult. The base is boggy, and can have hidden pits. Many penguins unexpectedly emerge from the tussock and cross one's path, then quickly waddle off. Their antics are so cute, as they hop from rock to rock or splash in puddles, entertaining nesting albatrosses and other onlookers. Certainly this is a must see part of West Point Island and well worth the easy to moderate hike.
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