Heavy Traffic in Iceberg Alley

 

There’s a bumper crop of icebergs on the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador this season.  Those wondrous, white towers of ice are everywhere!

 Logy Bay, Newfoundland

Logy Bay, Newfoundland

 

What a thrill for visitors, but I have to say, it’s always a thrill for locals too. Spotting icebergs never gets old.  My jaw dropped as I drove into Bonavista recently. From one end of the community, right to the other, the bay was blocked with bergs.  You could see the smug looks on faces all over town. And why not. Sure, we whine a lot about the weather in this part of Canada but it’s seems like it’s all forgotten when these glacial giants hunker down in our coves and harbours.  So, you’ll have to forgive us for flooding Facebook and Twitter with shot after shot of these silent, seafaring travellers.  We’re big on berg boasting. The temperatures are one indication but the scenery is another, that this is a pretty cool spot to live.  

Here are some websites with cold, hard facts on icebergs: 

https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icebergs.html

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/ma06/indepth/justthefacts.asp

 Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland.  (Bernice Goudie photo)

Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland.  (Bernice Goudie photo)

Rove on,

Jane

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