Saturday, June 09, 2007

Ice Berg Off Cuckold's Cove

The silence of the early morning air is shattered by a loud bang, followed by an eerie cracking sound that reverberates across the bay. That huge tabular ice berg off Cuckold's Cove has split into two uneven wedges. This spectacle plays out in the spring and early summer off Newfoundland's coasts. About 400 - 800 icebergs survive the trip from Greenland to Newfoundland each year. The 1800 nautical mile trip can take up to three years.

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