Reminiscing about the Giant Iceberg
#BESTDAYEVER is about the only way to describe our June 5th, 2014 adventure aboard the Iceberg Quest tour departing from St. John's harbour.
Boat tours are usually a lot of fun regardless of the reason or what you see, it's the energy of the staff and the guests that make a tour great. This one was no exception! We departed Pier 6 on the St. John's harbour front on the Iceberg Quest tour boat navigated by Captain Luke Janes and his awesome crew. We were also joined by Carol Anne, VP of Sales and Marketing for Iceberg Quest, who showed us one heck of an amazing time.
Our adventure started before we got on the boat and quickly escalated to an official "TIME" as the sun was shining and the temperature was increasing. There was little to no wind in the harbour which made it easy for us all to walk about and grab some fantastic harbour "snaps".
Once outside the harbour it quickly turned foggy and a little cold so we huddled around and the crew handed out a few blankets to help keep people warm.
This feeling of being cold only lasted for a few moments when, out of the fog, appeared the magnificent giant. No words can describe the feeling of witnessing such a majestic formation that was created some 12,000 to 25,000 years ago and has been traveling for the past 3 years to visit us here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Captain Luke skillfully and safely navigated the boat so that we could get these pictures to share and in the process we witnessed the massive iceberg calving. Not once but twice, large pieces of the iceberg broke off and fell to the sea. Thousands of little bergy bits started to drift outward and towards us. The crew were prepared, knowing we were safe, they grabbed a large net and scooped up some ice to share with the guests. Imagine an ice cube that is over 12,000 years old floating in your drink? AMAZING!!!
We know, enough of this, get on with the pictures. They're coming soon.