|Date / Time: 2013-06-14 13:49:17
|Voyage from: Cape Town to Punta Arenas
After spending some days in Hamburg it was time to say good bye again. Fred found a new Crew and his next voyage started from Cape Town. On June, 5th, Fred's new foster parent Stephanie took Fred with her on her flight to South Africa. And today we received a new message from Fred:
guess where I am. It’s unbelievable. I’m on bord the research vessel POLARSTERN – the famous icebreaker. We started in Capetown and are heading right away to Antarctica. I think this is definitely the adventure of my life.
I travel with 49 scientist from 12 countries who are going to explore the antarctic winter. Hope, I won’t get a cold. But everything is fine at the moment. The captain and his crew are fantastic – today I went to the bridge.
The first days I joined the chief scientist Peter Lemke from Alfred-Wegener-Institut. He is a real professor and an internationally well known climate scientist. He is quiet smart and I helped him with his station plans.
Today we will have our first working station and get water samples from the ocean down to more than 2.000 metres depth. Everything is so exciting – if you want to get further information on this cruise go to www.meereisportal.de
Our position while I’m writing this is 53° 38’ S, 01° 27’ E
Will send a letter with a new photo soon.
Looking forward to the ice,