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.