March down Iceberg Alley

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This picture by Frank Johnson speaks for itself. Bonavista, NL March 2016
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Jeanene Walsh caught a small calving as ice fell off the right hand side of this berg on March 1, 2016. Still huge, it has been grounded in the Bonavista and Elliston area for over 6 weeks!

 

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Again, a beautiful March day and another great angle by Linda Ryan. Beautiful Bonavista, Newfoundland. Thanks for sharing!

 

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Sometimes objects in the foreground help with perspective but E. Denise Mouland found a great day to play with this berg. Iceberg finding and photographing is fun! 

With bergs still hanging out in Bonavista and Maberly we might manage a few more posts before they move off land. Stay tuned or check out facebook page for current posts.

Half a mile of iceberg

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Eric Abbott, February 6, 2016

This all started with word from the Straight Shore of a huge iceberg seen on January 14, 2016.

 

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Darlene Hillier’s initial photo from Cape Freels, 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.

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Eric Abbott took this shot February 21, 2016 in Elliston, Newfoundland

Visible in Port Union and other communities, we’re hoping for more sightings as it moves along the coast.

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Photo by Frank Johnson. Port Union, Newfoundland with iceberg on the horizon.

 

For more pictures and updates, visit our Facebook page. Newfoundland Iceberg Reports 

Bonavista and Elliston’s February Visitors

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.

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Photo by Elliott Burt, near Catalina, NL. From Land and Sea Facebook page.

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.

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Cape Bonavista Sunrise, February 21, 2016 by Vanessa Cantwell

As always, more can be found on the Newfoundlandland Iceberg Reports Facebook page.

February’s Treasures!

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Darlene Hillier took this amazing picture in Cape Freels, Newfoundland and Labrador on Feburary 11, 2016

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.

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Photo by Darlene Hillier, February 11 in Cape Freels.
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Linda Ryan took great shots in Cape Bonavista this week.

And Loretta Lander got the bonus points. Note the second iceberg on the horizon! Thank you all for sharing your pictures with the group.

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Cape Bonavista by Loretta Lander Photography February 2016

More pictures available on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewfoundlandIcebergReports/

Iceberg Love in February

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February 3, 2016 in Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador

 

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Bonavista, Newfoundland, February 3, 2016

 

 

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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.

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Maberly, Newfoundland and Labrador, February 3, 2016

 

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Maberly, Newfoundland and Labrador. February 3, 2016. This berg has been grounded here for over 10 days.

 

 

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!

 

Trace of Icebergs along the Straight Shore

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So near and yet so far. Iceberg as seen by Trace S., January 31.2016

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!

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Cape Freels, NL January 14, 2016 by 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!

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Anchor Brook, between Musgrave Harbour and Lumsden on the beautiful Straight Shore. Photo by Trace, Janurary 31,2016

Well that didn’t take long! Icebergs in January 2016

Iceberg season 2016 started with a bang when Darlene Hillier shared her iceberg photo taken in Cape Freels with the local weatherman’s page.

Hello?

Darlene, can you please join our Facebook page?

And she did!

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January 14, 2016 Cape Freels, photo by Darlene Hillier

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.

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Sealer’s Monument, Elliston, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo by Eric Abbott, Bonavista January 19, 2016

 

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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.

First attempt at filming the iceberg.

Take two

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.

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Trying to figure out my new camera. 60 X Zoom Photo by Diane Davis

 

This shot with a ship in the background gives an idea of the size of this tabular giant.

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Maberly Iceberg, January 25, 2016. Photo by Pauline Drover

Still hanging around on January 28 in Maberly. We’re assuming this berg is grounded and might hang out a bit longer.

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This shot by Linda Ryan is in the same area as my video clips above, but 4 days later.
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The detail we all wanted. Photo by Linda Ryan, Jan. 28, 2016 in Maberly, NL.