While other Canadians are welcoming Spring with budding trees and warming temperatures, Newfoundland and Labradorians know that the great thaw has begun here when we see the first icebergs!
Here’s a berg we spied last night, just outside of Petty Harbour (~20 minutes from St. John’s).
Iceberg Finder is the best source for information to locate these floating ice islands, and can help in planning a tour.
In April 2009, my parents visited from Nova Scotia, and were lucky to come during an especially active year for icebergs. We took a tour from Witless Bay, and here are some of the photos I snapped (click on photo for full size):
Our tour skirted by a protected island, home to hundreds of puffins! Cutest, smelliest island ever.
When J and I were in Northern Labrador, we used iceberg bits for drinking water, and showers on the boat. Here’s a big ol’ pot o’bergy bits:
With any luck, this year we should be another active one for bergs, and we’ll have lots more shots to share.