Archive for June 1, 2014

More icebergs!

…so if you read the last post, you know that we went out in search of the behemoth iceberg today.  Good news, we saw it.  Bad news, it was pretty far off the coast and with the thick sea fog it was not possible to get a good photo :-/  BUT, we did stumble across another large iceberg not very far off the coast.

iceberg

us with an iceberg

I know, my eyes are closed :-/ but it was the best photo we got today

Had a great time walking up the East Coast Trail north of Flatrock with the girls today.  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but the sea fog was something else.  It’s amazing how quickly it rolls in, how thick it is, and how much it drops the temperature.  Once the fog rolls in you can’t wait to have your jacket on!  Fortunately we had some clear skies today, affording some lovely photos of and with an iceberg.

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It’s always so nice to drive along the coast and take in the beautiful coastline here in Newfoundland.  Hopefully the weather continues to improve and we can make our way over to Trinity Bay in the next couple weeks to look for more.

iceberg north of Flatrock

Iceberg hunting in Newfoundland

The best thing about Newfoundland at this time of year is the icebergs. (Because frankly it is still pretty cold and there are as many foggy/rainy days as there are sunny ones).

iceberg in the distance

Note the ship next to it is 50′ long, so that gives you an idea of the size of the iceberg

But the icebergs are gorgeous!  This year we’ve had quite a few and the one that we saw today was the biggest either of us has ever seen.  It was off the coast of Cape Spear and was so big, we could see it from the highway over 6 miles away.  And you’d be surprised how quickly they come and go.  I was up on Signal Hill with a friend on Thursday taking pictures of a substantially smaller iceberg and even with a clear view all up and down the coast and Cape Spear in plain sight, there was no sign of the large iceberg we saw there today only 2 days later.

us with an iceberg

You can’t tell, but I’m wearing flip flops!

the girls with an iceberg

The girls enjoyed going iceberg hunting too

For those interested in doing some iceberg hunting of your own, I recommend using IcebergFinder.com.  They have a great interactive map with some of the largest icebergs in Newfoundland and Labrador plotted on it.  The one we saw today was listed as “medium,” but there is supposed to be one north of us that is listed as “extra large” so we plan to head out tomorrow in search of this behemoth of an iceberg.  We’ll let you know if we find it!

close-up of iceberg

iceberg off Cape Spear