Global News’ Ross Lord and cameraman Grey Butler recently toured the field of icebergs off St. Anthony, N.L., getting an even closer view than they had ever imagined.
They are fully formed works of art, sculpted by nature, ancient yet vibrant.
This year, the sliver of ocean that runs between Newfoundland and Labrador’s Northern Peninsula is teeming with icebergs.
The Canadian Coastguard estimates there are more than 300 icebergs in and around the Strait of Belle Isle — three to four times more than in the previous five years.
The first iceberg we encountered — after our long helicopter flight across the peninsula — resembles a pure, white mountain.
Filled with a sense of child-like wonder, I found myself mouthing an over-used word I generally avoid — awesome.
I soon realize these chunks of glacier, that take up to three years to float from western Greenland to the Strait of…
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