Friday, August 22, 2014

Iceberg Alley

Our trip to Newfoundland and Labrador wouldn't have been complete without searching for an iceberg. The huge chunks (mountains sometimes) of ice break off arctic ice flows and work their way south on the current past along the Labrador coast and northeast Newfoundland. Iceberg sightings peak in late May and June, but do extend into July and August in the northern areas. There's a handy sighting map available at the Newfoundland and Labrador website.


Likely viewing spots include Red Bay in Labrador, St. Anthony and Twillingate in Newfoundland. Twillingate has build a huge tourist industry around iceberg and whale sightings and tours. We found ours on the road to L'Anse aux Meadows near St. Anthony. We continued on to Twillingate the following day, but there weren't any passing by during our August visit. Guess we were really lucky to even see one. -- Margy

5 comments:

  1. How neat, I have only seen them in Alaska. I really need to get out to the East Coast one of these days.

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  2. glad you got to see the one iceberg, and it sure looked a big one

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  3. That bright white iceberg really pops against the blue sky and ocean water! It's been a few decades, but I've actually been to Labrador (Goose Bay). It was just for one day, during June, but I never made it near the water so saw no icebergs. So I'm glad I got to enjoy yours vicariously!

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  4. Laloofah - From where we were in Labrador it is a long drive by dirt road to get to Goose Bay. We had a rental car so figured it was best to stick to the paved areas on the coast. - Margy

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