Newfoundland never ceases to surprise me. Over the last few days, Arctic pack ice has been pushed onto the shorelines, coves and bays of the Northern Avalon of Newfoundland. Since moving down here, we've only heard of the tales of people jumping from (ice) pan to pan, usually in relation to sealing -- so when we heard of the ice floes starting to come into Conception Bay, we didn't really know what to expect.
Except we woke up to this:
Pretty amazing, isn't it? This was the view from the back of The Bayside at about 7:30 this morning. As you can see, there is a little free water close to the shore for the few ducks to paddle around in, but it was completely filled in by lunch time.
We also drove down the road to catch a few more shots:
Ha, ha. Just my foot. But trust me, I was doing none of the jumping that others were attempting to do! Needless to say, all that ice has put a decided chill in the air. My thumbs were just about froze off taking all my shots! Even the protected harbour down in Port de Grave hasn't escaped the flowing mini bergs:
"What comes next?", you may ask. Well, this is perfect iceberg ice harvesting time. And, you can be sure that Basil and I will be along the shoreline picking up some choice morsels for our freezer so that our guests can experience a chunk of an iceberg in their summertime drink!
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