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

Bonavista is still the place to go!

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Elliston, April 11, 2016

 

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.

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Tabular iceberg as seen from Little Catalina by Jon Joy. April 12, 2016

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.

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Jon Joy from Tuckamore Discoveries. Little Catalina, Newfoundland. April 2016

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!

Spring has Sprung in Iceberg Alley

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One of three icebergs as seen early on the first day of spring 20016 by Eric Abbott.

It’s officially spring according to the calendar and the sideways snow in Gander as I write this post. Welcome to Newfoundland!

The two peaked pinnacle iceberg and huge flat tabular iceberg have been hanging out up in Bonavista for two months and now are joined by a third iceberg as proven by the ever smiling Eric Abbott.

Thanks Puffinman for all you contribute to the group. I’ll let your pictures speak for themselves.

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And then there were Three!

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Linda Ryan caught the first pictures of the new kid on the block. Third iceberg in Bonavista and Elliston area. March 15, 2016

Thank you Linda for sharing shots of the trio of icebergs now hanging out on the Discovery Trail.

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In this wide shot, the pinnacle shaped berg can be seen heading towards the large flat tabular berg in Elliston and Mabery. Photo by Linda Ryan, March 15, 2016
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The close ups by Linda Ryan, March 15, 2016 Elliston, NL
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The close ups by Linda Ryan, March 15, 2016 Elliston, NL

And here’s the Iceberg Chart for tomorrow.

March 16 2016

They don’t melt as fast in -20 windchills!

 

 

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Amazing neutral colours in the perfect light! Thanks again Eric Abbott. March 7, 2016
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By Frank Johnson. Taken in Elliston, Root Cellar Capital of the World.

And these photographers go out in all weather and stand there until they get the shot. Thank you all!

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The inclusion of the boat gives an idea of just how big this berg is. Taken from Cape Bonavista by Jerry Mouland. March 2016.

 

 

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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.