As I wrote in the first post about this Newfoundland trip, late spring/early summer is “iceberg season” off the northern coast of the island. Most of them have broken off from the glaciers of northwestern Greenland. From there, they float down through the Davis Strait, and into the Labrador Sea as the winter ice pack melts. The locals call it “Iceberg Alley.”
One of our main objectives of this trip was to see these icebergs.
We were not disappointed.
We based in the town of St. Anthony, on the northeast coast of the Great Northern Peninsula, and from there explored the small communities along the coast, looking for icebergs. Here are some photos of the icebergs we saw from shore:
On Thursday we took a 2.5 hour boat ride out into the ocean to see the bergs up close and personal. Since there are not words to describe what we saw, I’ll just give you a small taste with these pics.
If you ever find your way up here to see the icebergs yourself, I highly recommend the folks at Northland Discovery Boat Tours. They did a spectacular job. And as a bonus, they even managed to find some whales frolicking near the icebergs.
I’ll save those photos for another blog post….