Monday, July 16, 2007

Newfoundland Icebergs

When we were in Newfoundland last summer, we were there well into summer, and therefore too late for the iceberg season, which begins in early spring and generally ends by late June/early July.

It was a collision with an iceberg southeast of Newfoundland on April 14, 1912 that caused the sinking of the Titanic.

This is a video found on YouTube of icebergs off Cape Spear. The two icebergs in this video appear to be stuck on the rocks off the coast. Had their path been only a little further to the east, they would have passed Newfoundland going south, heading into the same general area where the Titanic was sunk.

This is a second video to which I was referred by my friend Kevin, showing the spectacular collapse of an iceberg off Battle Harbour, Labrador -- well north of L'Anse Aux Meadows and the Strait of Belle Isle, where we were travelling.

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