Stromness is known because of its connection to Ernest Shackleton and his hike (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Shackleton). That is why the little waterfall at the end of a small valley behind the landing site was a popular destination, particularly for the Brits amongst the passengers. To us it did not matter that much, so we rather enjoyed the lifting clouds and the scenery. The local wildlife consisted mainly of a big Fur Seal colony which had made its home, oh irony, in a former whaling station. I find it vindicating to see how the animals are thriving – there also used be sealing, and Fur Seals came close to extinction. However, one reason for the seals growing in number is lack of competition for food from whales.
‘Intensive commercial hunting of whales removed hundreds of thousands of whales in 60 years and reduced the Southern Ocean stock, once the largest in the world, to less than 10 % of their original numbers and some species to less than 1%.’ (copied from http://www.sght.org/Marine-Wildlife) I find the word ‘removed’ a spectacular euphemism for ‘murdered’.