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The White Continent onboard the Antarctic Dream

Before I ventured to Antarctica, I began my travels enjoying the buzz of Buenos Aires, followed by a to canoe excursion through the Beagle Channel and a hike on Gabel Island...

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Hangin\ on the deck on the Antarctic Dream
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Jennifer Fiebig
My last day in Buenos Aires was spent back at Santa Fe shopping!! My bag was packed full -- I could barely get it closed. I arrived to the international airport three hours early, and I just made it …
Snapshot in Antarctica
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Jennifer Fiebig
Today, I had a culture tour of the city. I am happy that I took the tour, because it took me to parts of the city that I was not able to walk to. It also gave me a great historical review of the …
Leaving Ushuaia for Antarctica
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Jennifer Fiebig
We arrived to Ushuaia the night before due to great sailing conditions. I checked out of my room after breakfast. I said goodbye to my new friends, then headed off to the airport. I flew off to …
Lake in Tierra del Fuego
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Jennifer Fiebig
Feb 25 and 26th we were back on the Drake Passage. It was much calmer this time! I was able to watch the Albatross float behind the boat -- along with many other varieties of sea birds. We had more …
Our canoes!
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Jennifer Fiebig
We woke up very early to enjoy a hot bit of hot springs on Deception Island. This island is volcanic, and the thermal activity warms up the water just below the surface. If you dig the sand away from …
Natual history lesson on Gabel Island
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Jennifer Fiebig
What a great day! We visited Neko Bay. A large piece of a glacier fell into the bay and created such a large wave. All of us saw the penguins run for higher ground. Our guides and naturalist all …
Views from Tierra del Fuego
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Jennifer Fiebig
Today we visited Pleneau Island and Port Lockroy. The first tour was a tour through the ice in the zodiacs. It was one of the many highlights of my trip. I had never seen icebergs before. The color …
Learing the plant life on Gabel Island
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Jennifer Fiebig
We are moving on. I can not express the beauty of Antarctica. The land features are massive. Cliffs of rock and ice jut straight out of the water -- exposing harsh terrain. Our boat looks like a …
Pengin colony outside of Ushuaia
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Jennifer Fiebig
We have arrived!! We had an early wake up call and charged to breakfast. We were then split into two zodiac teams -- Shakelton and Amundsen. They called one team, and they were able to get into the …
Preparing for our canoe trip down the Beagle Channel
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Jennifer Fiebig
Feb 18 and 19th were spent on the Drake Passage. We certainly did not get the Drake Lake -- but more the rath of the Drake. I had never seen waves so big. Over three quarters of the boat was sick. I …
Showing off my outfit - the canoe pants were a hit...
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Jennifer Fiebig
Today, I start my Antarctica trip!! I sat myself down to eat my breakfast and chatted a bit with the owners. Then I packed by gear and headed to town. I left my bags at the hotel because I could not …
The power of wind, Tierra del Fuego
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Jennifer Fiebig
Today I was picked up around 9:00 AM for a trip to Tierra del Fuego. Up to this point, the weather was wonderful. Today, it decided to rain. I put on my rain gear and started a hike through the park. …
Campanilla Hotel in Ushuaia
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Jennifer Fiebig
Once again, a wonderful continental breakfast. I love the fresh fruit, pastries, warm bread and tea in the morning. I was picked up at 8:00AM for a full day adventure to canoe the Beagle Channel and …
Views from Tierra del Fuego
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Jennifer Fiebig
After a continental breakfast – certainly not the United States version. I had fresh fruit, hot breads, jam, pastries, lots of juice and tea. My flight to Ushuaia left out of the domestic …
Humpback whales in Antarctica
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Jennifer Fiebig
I left home last night for an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. After 12 hours in the air, our plane finally landed in Buenos Aires. I was a little tired, but ready to see a new city. The …

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