Iceberg with archway in centre draws onlookers to eastern Newfoundland cove


spaminator
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Iceberg with archway in centre draws onlookers to eastern Newfoundland cove
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Published:
June 5, 2018
Updated:
June 5, 2018 9:36 AM EDT
An iceberg is seen in Amherst Cove, N.L. on June 4, 2018 in this handout photo.
AMHERST COVE, N.L. ó An unusually shaped iceberg is drawing onlookers to a small cove in eastern Newfoundland.
The iceberg has a hollow archway carved in the middle and appears to be grounded in the waters just off a Bonavista peninsula community in Upper Amherst Cove.
Photographers have been sharing their shots of the iceberg on social media, prompting people to head to the area north of Clarenville.
The iceberg was known as the Kings Cove iceberg, but was renamed the Amherst Cove iceberg when it drifted across the bay.
The arrival comes after a lacklustre iceberg season in a province known for the prized tourist attraction.
One whale watching and iceberg tour company says itís seen fewer than 10 icebergs since the provinceís prime iceberg season kicked off at the start of May.
Normally, it would have seen 40 to 50 by now.
Last year, Newfoundland and Labrador enjoyed a phenomenal iceberg season, with more than a thousand of the glacial beauties counted off the coast of the province.

Iceberg with archway in centre draws onlookers to eastern Newfoundland cove | Toronto Sun
 
Blackleaf
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Imagine living in a country where you have icebergs off your coastline... in summer.

We don't even have them in winter.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Imagine living in a country where you have icebergs off your coastline... in summer.

We don't even have them in winter.

One of the bergs in those same waters sank the Titanic.
 
Walter
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God’s creation has endless beauty.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

One of the bergs in those same waters sank the Titanic.

Another British triumph.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Godís creation has endless beauty.

I have a vivid picture in my mind of July 1st, 1974 on a small naval vessel in those waters north of Newfoundland. It was a bright, sunny day with water as blue as a saphire, dotted with huge bergs and a whale moving fast across our bow and breaching every minute or so. It was stunningly beautiful. Chilly, too.
 
Blackleaf
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I had a great day out in Blackpool yesterday. Went to the Sea Life Centre where I stroked a starfish, saw sharks and rays and the biggest turtle I've ever seen swimming around in a huge tank; went to the top of Blackpool Tower (I could see great views for miles); saw a Spitfire and bought a .303 bullet from the plane's Browning machine gun; went into some amusement arcades and a couple of bars; saw the famous rollercoaster, one of the steepest, tallest and fastest in the world; and was mobbed by seagulls whilst walking along the beach eating fish and chips. I didn't see any icebergs, though. It was hot and sunny. The only thing I saw out in the Irish Sea was a weirdly-shaped buoy which looked creepily like Godzilla rising up out of the waves and heading towards the beach.

 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

I had a great day out in Blackpool yesterday. Went to the Sea Life Centre where I stroked a starfish, saw sharks and rays and the biggest turtle I've ever seen swimming around in a huge tank; went to the top of Blackpool Tower (I could see great views for miles); saw a Spitfire and bought a .303 bullet from the plane's Browning machine gun; went into some amusement arcades and a couple of bars; saw the famous rollercoaster, one of the steepest, tallest and fastest in the world; and was mobbed by seagulls whilst walking along the beach eating fish and chips. I didn't see any icebergs, though. It was hot and sunny. The only thing I saw out in the Irish Sea was a weirdly-shaped buoy which looked creepily like Godzilla rising up out of the waves and heading towards the beach.

Did you buy an ice lolly (trying to keep it on theme)?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Did you buy an ice lolly (trying to keep it on theme)?

No. I bought a burger (which was mostly eaten by the divebombing seagulls) and I played on a cool Space Invaders game in one of the myriad amusement arcades which involved sitting in a seat and shooting a gun at the bastards on a large screen, for which I won 92 tickets which I was able to trade in for a prize (a football keyring and a small packet of Fudgie Wudgie).
 
Curious Cdn
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Burger ... Berg. You're getting warmer.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Burger ... Berg. You're getting warmer.

I found an empty crab shell on the beach. Some seagull must have had him. And an old lady walked up to me on the beach and told me she had been watching me walking along the beach for a while and thought (wrongly) that I had been rescuing a seagull that she had seen buried alive almost up to its neck in the sand. And at the top of Blackpool Tower there were several plaques on the wall telling us facts about the tower and the town, with one declaring there are more hotels in Blackpool than in Portugal. So it was a grand day out. No iceberg, though.
 
Curious Cdn
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Icebergs are magnificent and massive. Sailing in and around them is as spectacular as driving the Icefields Parkway in the Rocky Mountains.
 
DaSleeper
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Don't tell anyone Spammy....shhhh
It's a portal to another dimension.....
 
Blackleaf
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I've just worked it out: 254,000 Blackpool Towers (almost exactly) laid end to end would fit around the equator.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

I've just worked it out: 254,000 Blackpool Towers (almost exactly) laid end to end would fit around the equator.

How many Grefnell Towers?
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

I've just worked it out: 254,000 Blackpool Towers (almost exactly) laid end to end would fit around the equator.

Who the hell gives a shit....
This thread isn't about Britain you pompous ass!
 
darkbeaver
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Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

Yeah, Greenland is thawing out fast.
 
darkbeaver
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There ain,t no shortage of ice bergs. Ice bergs break off because of ice loads not because of melting.Global warming is bullshtt remember the bullshtters. It,s not even spring here yet.

Nova Scotia is a month out of whack with the usual (contemporary) idea of spring, it,s still fukkin april here.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Don't tell anyone Spammy....shhhh
It's a portal to another dimension.....

 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

How many Grefnell Towers?

Laid end to end, exactly 597,600 Grenfell Towers would fit around the equator.
 
darkbeaver
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Cooling Ocean & Air Temps http://rclutz.wordpress.com/2018/06/...

http:// www.dmi.dk/en/groenland/maali...


Greenland Ice Mass Budget
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Laid end to end, exactly 597,600 Grenfell Towers would fit around the equator.


Again I say........
Who the hell gives a shit....
This thread isn't about Britain you pompous ass!
And I don't give a shit about the negs...