Iceberg season 2016 started with a bang when Darlene Hillier shared her iceberg photo taken in Cape Freels with the local weatherman’s page.
Darlene, can you please join our Facebook page?
And she did!
Darlene’s friend, Trace also got some shots of this berg and by the time it made it to Cape Bonavista and then Elliston, Eric Abbott was on the case. In addition to iceberg shots, Eric did some exceptional photography with the Sealer’s Memorial in Elliston.
The Sealer’s Memorial represents a father and son found frozen during the S.S. Newfoundland Sealing disaster. Documented by Cassie Brown in the novel, Death on the Ice, this tragedy and the loss in the same storm of the Southern Cross impacted a whole generation of Newfoundland families.
Eric’s capture of the snow-covered statue and an iceberg in background is stunning.
Eric Abbott photography. When you get over the lovely house, notice the massive iceberg!
After seeing Eric getting amazing pictures for a few days, we took a chance on Sunday, January 24 and drove to Elliston and then Maberly to find this. I apologize for the quality of the video but you can see how far our and how huge this berg is.
This was so exciting to see!
The berg is huge and moving towards Grates Cove area next but is very far out at sea so photos will be hard to get.
This shot with a ship in the background gives an idea of the size of this tabular giant.
Still hanging around on January 28 in Maberly. We’re assuming this berg is grounded and might hang out a bit longer.