S: ANTARTICA 2011-2012
FC: ANTARCTICA FOR THE HOLIDAYS!! 2011-2012 JESSE AND JENNIFER | Which way to Florida?? | HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2012
1: The fun of travel, hurry up and wait & wait and finally your flight arrives,with ALL of your luggage!! | Jesse is a great luggage catcher as they all look alike.
2: We arrived in Ushuaia!! The end of the world! Now,we start our journey!!
4: Away we go, got to love these Zodiacs!! The only way to go ashore...these are rockhopper penguins!
6: Our first stop, the city of Stanley one the Islands of the Falklands! 4,000 people live here,mostly raising sheep!
7: One last look as we sail away to our next port of call! We are enjoying this 2 room suit w/double balconies,great views!
8: These are Rockhopper Penguins and they live along the shore on very steep cliffs!
9: After a full day of penguins and riding in Zodiacs, we are ready for a nice relaxing dinner!
14: Will here we are on the frozen continent of Antarctica!! Only 20 below with wet freezing snow and we have on 14 layers of clothes,LOL!! These are Adelie Penguins! Some years even they freeze to death here!
15: That is a Weddell Seal.just napping! Jesse is smiling,but it is "frozen"!!
17: What an amazing experience to see these animals in their natural habitat, totally undisturbed by us being here with them!
19: A great view from our balconies, these are Tabular Icebergs & can be as large as Belgium or Connecticut! They move by the global motion of the earth!
20: This is Port Lockroy, a British Base & research station since the 1950's. It was here in the 1940's to spy on German U-Boats! These are Gentoo Penguins! We got our passports stamped here! | It's A Wonderful Life!
21: That is a real whale bone, there are a lot here! That is the original building from the 1940's! AMAZING!!
31: We got really lucky here, with two humpback whales..!!
38: Not the end,just the beginning! A New Year,2012! And so many great and amazing memories to cherish forever! Antarctica is a masterpiece of nature at it's finest! No other place like it! Fabulous Trip!! | We made a lot of new little friends...!!
39: Jesse is a great explorer and always "thinking outside of the box'! This entire expedition "Antarctica for the holidays"was his idea! I am so very lucky to have such a fun & amazing husband! He makes wonderful things possible and we are better for it!! Love to you, Jennifer | to you,Jesse