Fishing vessels, the “Aiden Isabella” and the “Cupids Clipper”, are seen by Eric Abbott, steaming past one of the three icebergs still grounded in Bonavista, Elliston and Mabery areas. I name all communities because the bergs are so big and so far off show they can be seen for miles from many directions.
Residents and visitors to the Bonavista Peninsula continue to share great photos to our Facebook page documenting the now three months since the large tabular iceberg first arrived.
We continue to pick up Facebook members and collect Twitter fans @NLIcebergReport.
One of our new followers is Jon Joy with Tuckamore Discoveries . Jon is hiking the peninsula already and knows all the best vistas for photography and sightseeing.
On the Maberly to Little Catalina hike Jon got a great shot of a 65 foot longliner fishing boat sailing near the iceberg. This sure puts it all in perspective.
We have more pictures of the 3 current icebergs on the Facebook page and some nice past shots. In another month, it will be current iceberg information only to facilitate the sharing of accurate information.
Feel free to share information with your friend planning trips to Newfoundland!
This all started with word from the Straight Shore of a huge iceberg seen on January 14, 2016.
By January 19, it had moved to the Bonavista area and decided to hang around. We drove out from Gander to see it on January 24 and it was spectacular.
Grounded off the community of Elliston for a month the berg is now on the move again!
Eric tells us she measures about the same size as Green Island, Bonavista or 0,5 of a mile in length or a bit over 0,8 of a kilometre. That’s big, no matter how you measure it. She’ll be missed in Elliston now that she’s taking her leave.
Visible in Port Union and other communities, we’re hoping for more sightings as it moves along the coast.
Using information from the Newfoundland Iceberg Reports Facebook page, we drove to Elliston on January 24 and on February 21 the huge iceberg is still there and visible from Elliston, Cape Bonavista and Port Union.
If you have a boat and going out to hunt turrs, it’s easy to see in the Catalina area too according to this picture from the Land and Sea Facebook page, credited to Elliott Burt and taken on February 21, 2016.
In addition to this resident iceberg, there is a second large iceberg hanging around Cape Bonavista for over a week now. Here’s Vanessa Cantwell’s sunrise shot.
We’re still seeing icebergs in many locations from Cape Freels to the Conception Bay areas. The icebergs reported almost a month ago have tracked close enough to land to be caught by the big lenses but in some cases, they are easily seen too.
And Loretta Lander got the bonus points. Note the second iceberg on the horizon! Thank you all for sharing your pictures with the group.
More pictures available on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewfoundlandIcebergReports/
This has already been an interesting iceberg year and it’s only February 3rd. Seen a few days ago off Eastport, this berg has repositioned itself off Cape Bonavista with a second huge berg grounded in nearby Maberly.
Thank you to Linda Ryan for posting all of these pictures on the Newfoundland Iceberg Report Facebook page where the most current information can always be found as members post as they make sightings. Start watching the flights now folks. Newfoundland is well worth the ticket!
We’re Facebook friends who met over her great photography in the Lumsden area of Newfoundland. If there’s an iceberg around, Trace is going to get a picture of it and it’s going to be good.
Last year she posted a picture on January 24, 2015, my birthday. This year, she and her aunt, Louise managed to find a berg in Cape Freels on January 14. Then they hunted around to get the best picture they could from Darlene Hillier!
After a huge blizzard on Saturday, she was out bird watching with her friend Janna. Yes, I see birds!
This is how she spent her Sunday and I’m so grateful she shares well with others. Thanks girl!