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Iceberg Alley

It is hard to tell in the first shot how big the 'icebergs' are. If you look at the right and to the left of where I am standing you can see they are very small.

 

A day before these shots I had several people tell me that huge icebergs were passing Pinette and Point Prim, both parts of my community. I did not get to these spots till later the next day and all that was left were small pieces of melting ice, the largest being the size of a regular washer or dryer. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed.

 

At the same time, Newfoundland is having a an unusual amount of icebergs passing their shores, a boon for tourism and a sign of global warning. Check out these links: Iceberg Map and Prov. Govt Website. I won't even get started on photo galleries of the phenomenon.

 

These were taken one week ago and I did see boats in the water that day.

 

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Iceberg Alley

It is hard to tell in the first shot how big the 'icebergs' are. If you look at the right and to the left of where I am standing you can see they are very small.

 

A day before these shots I had several people tell me that huge icebergs were passing Pinette and Point Prim, both parts of my community. I did not get to these spots till later the next day and all that was left were small pieces of melting ice, the largest being the size of a regular washer or dryer. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed.

 

At the same time, Newfoundland is having a an unusual amount of icebergs passing their shores, a boon for tourism and a sign of global warning. Check out these links: Iceberg Map and Prov. Govt Website. I won't even get started on photo galleries of the phenomenon.

 

These were taken one week ago and I did see boats in the water that day.

 

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comments (18)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 Apr 2017, 01:51
J'ai vu l'iceberg à  la tv, c'est impressionnant.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 21 Apr 2017, 02:38
An iceblock in my G&T is as close as I ever got to an iceberg, Mary!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Apr 2017, 04:49
A wonderful sight to see that floating ice. Great set of pictures!
Wow, just wow. Impressive... and sad.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2017, 06:12
I am never sure how big a chunk of ice has to become before it can be considered an iceberg
Apart from the climate change happening right now, Mary, this must be a delight to see.
Fascinating Mary, and one piece looks almost square.
Three great shots Mary. I thought of you when I read the following story a couple of days ago http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4426298/Enormous-iceberg-floats-past-Canadian-coast.html
There is a possibility that increased amounts of melting ice and therefore fresh cold water going into the oceans could disrupt the gulf stream which would lead to much colder weather in the UK....Just our luck!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Apr 2017, 15:43
A somewhat sad sign of the times.
three great shots of the icebergs Mary and the shots get better as you go to the second and my favorite is the third....petersmile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Apr 2017, 19:32
In our tv news I have just seen the iceberge - a dream for the photographers, but dangerous for the ships. I assume that you will show further images of this natural phenomeon.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Apr 2017, 21:53
The icebergs were chased out by the icehills, I think. But what do I know about ice, other than; that they can cool drink down.
The rate at which both icecaps are disappearing is very alarming! But, of course, Mr Trump thinks it is all a big con!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Apr 2017, 15:22
Its fascinating to see but also a worry at the same time if, as you say, it is an affect of global warming.
Welcome to climate change...;(
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 22 Apr 2017, 19:10
Still very impressive, Mary
Floes rather than burgs - but I see on the news that Newfoundland has been seeing the big guys!

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