Tuesday, August 09, 2011

#2 See an Iceberg

It's on my 101 in 1001 list of things "to-do" and I'm so happy to say I've finally seen my first iceberg. And 2nd. And 3rd. And 4th. So exciting!

This year in St. Anthony, NL., the icebergs have been sticking around longer than usual. Normally, they leave the harbour and are out to sea by June. So Mom and I decided it would be great to take a little weekend road trip - just the girls - to the great Northern Peninsula.

We left late Saturday evening and stayed overnight in River of Ponds at some little roadside cabins. Lovely little cabins. Sarah was super excited. She's always so excited to stay somewhere new and this was no exception. I love her enthusiasm until it's time to go to bed and then needs a great deal of "encouragement" to retire for the night.

Sunday morning we were off and, after a few stops, arrived in St. Lunaire-Griquet, about 14km's off the highway. Upon entering the town, we were greeted almost immediately by a great looming mountain of ice! I veered off the main road, went down some dirt roads, up a hill, down a private driveway by the beach (because we can do that here in Newfoundland), all in the hopes of catching the best possible view. And what a view it was! Sarah was so excited, she couldn't wait to get out of her seat and out of the truck! Mom kept saying, "Wow!" and I took photo after photo, my interpretation of seeing something totally amazing and awe-inspiring.

Notice the boat to the left - it looks so teensy-tiny!
If you haven't already got it on your lifes "to-do" list, seeing an iceberg - another of nature's finest - is a must!


John Downton said...

Beautiful picture and a great memory for years to come as well.

Christa Hann said...

That's not on my list but I'll put it on my next one :)