Matusevich Glacier

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Day 21

I must be staying in one of the only buildings with heat in this place. We're right next to a big icy pond too — the locals wanted to take me ice-fishing. I didn't catch anything. No rabbits here, but we did see a couple of penguins — Adelie, by the looks of them. I stayed here till I got pneumonia, then fled to warmer climates.

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The dark, cold nights remind me of home. I recall shoveling my driveway after school when the sun went down and the temperature dropped below 0° F. I also recall going inside to sit by the fire and drink hot cocoa.

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