May 15, 2016 and the Gander Loop

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First day of trouting season so we saw lots of boats and ATVs and even one man fishing with a bamboo rod.

Greenspond bergs were very far off but there were 5 of them. Binoculars worked well here.

 

Back on Route 320 we saw icebergs from the road and thought we’d see them in Newtown. Not a lot of luck there but a great spot for some dashboard dining and a walk around the Barbour Heritage properties.

Again, on the highway, we could see icebergs from the main road between Newtown and Lumsden.

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So near and yet so far!

We started in Lumsden at the government wharf area. There were 13  or 14 bergs. I’ve actually lost count! More pictures on the Newfoundland Iceberg Reports facebook page.

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From the wharf we down past the campgrounds on Atlantic Drive. From here we could see 18 icebergs of all shapes and sizes. We didn’t count a couple of little ones. Where there are 18, the little ones don’t even matter.

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Mid May is Full Blown!

Maberly by Donna Stagg
One of many shot this week by Donna Stagg in Maberly
Spaniards Cove Trinity Eco Tours
Trinity Eco Tours seem to be the only boat in the water so far but the rest will be doing tours soon. Spaniard’s Cove, near Port Rexton May 11, 2016
Lower Island Cove by Chelsey Lawrence Photography
From professional photographer Chelsey Lawrence. Taken in Lower Island Cove on Wednesday, May 11,2016
Twillingate by Norma Hamlyn
Dozens of massive bergs off Twillingate by Norma Hamlyn. Cropped to compensate for distances.
Elliston by Eric Abbott
Ironic that his brother’s B and B is called Puffin’s Landing in Bonavista. By Eric Abbott May 12, 2016
numbered by Trace
See Trace’s great series of pictures of the 7 icebergs she saw off Lumsden on Thursday. By the evening, they’d been joined by that many more.

Visit our Newfoundland Iceberg Reports page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @NLIcebergReport for current iceberg reports with locations and dated photos.

and finally, from Trace again. Beautiful Lumsden, on the Straight Shore Route 320.

Lumsden by Trace

The Loop:May 1, 2016

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We were on the road before 10 a.m. this morning to drive The Loop from Gander, to Carmenville and then east along the Straight Shore.

Straight Shore between Musgrave Harbour and Lumsden from the main road.

From the rough (unpaved road) that goes into Deadman’s Bay.

These are the same three icebergs from different vantage points. They are huge and can be scene for miles.

In Deadman’s Bay there were a few bergy bits and even some chunks washed up on the sandy beach.

Lumsden had icebergs (some of the same, some fresh ones)

We could get a different view from the Lumsden wharf.

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There were 5 bergs visible from the road to Cape Freels but at a long distance.

And finally, Greenspond! Two new icebergs in the lovely shapes we love. Much smaller than the tabular bergs we saw all day, these were grounded, practically in people’s back yards.

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