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.