Monday, June 01, 2009

Icebergs Provide Cold Relief

The icebergs pictured here were taken last year along the Southern Shore area of the Avalon Peninsula.

Was hoping to travel to the northern coast to be closer to iceberg ally this year but so far it's not been possible. However, if you are wondering if there are many bergs around, then take a look at Iceberg Finder.com. According to the satellite berg tracker there are plenty drifting along various parts of Newfoundland's coast at the moment.

This one was at Flatrock last year.

9 comments:

inky said...

I have always been thrilled about icebergs since a child. It still amazes me how they form and the shapes they take on. Lovely pictures..

At Home on the Rock... said...
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At Home on the Rock... said...

We're on the north east coast (north of St. John's) and we haven't seen as many icebergs this year as last. I keep checking that ice berg site and see there are a lot out there...but they don't seem to come in our way.

Last year many came in and stayed until they met their demise. (my favourite from last year: http://athomeontherock.blogspot.com/2008/06/guess-what-we-saw-more-of-today-click.html

Most of the ones we have seen this year seem to be a way out there...making them difficult to see. There was one, however (actually I think it was a piece of one) that came in right to our rocks. It didn't look that big until we got right down by the rocks and them in comparison...it was large. (pics if you want to see... http://athomeontherock.blogspot.com/2009/04/look-what-came-calling-todayclick-to.html

nadinebc said...

I haven't seen one up close in too many years. Great shots.

Charles Cheeseman said...

They amaze me too inky, since growing up on the southern side of the island we did see icebergs at all.

Charles Cheeseman said...

Thanks for you comment "At Home". Had a look at your berg post. That one looked large for sure, nice to have it in your own backyard. I think along the northern coast may be the best place to see them. It seems each year, there are plenty of photos with bergs near land and peoples' homes. But there's still hope for around here yet. Last year I took some shots in July.

Charles Cheeseman said...

Thanks Nadine! One of the shots was very close, though you had to drive out a narrow road dirt in Ferryland to get it.

Sharon Slaney said...

These are some very nice shots. On the govt tourism site there are some nice videos of icebergs breaking apart ... truly amazing.

Charles Cheeseman said...

I'll will check that out, thanks Sharon.