Friday, July 13, 2007

Icebergs! Keels, Bonavista Bay, June 2007

It was a warm June weekend, and I was sitting at work, wondering where to go for a paddle the next day, the forecast looked great, and there were lots of icebergs around. I looked on www.icebergfinder.com and looked for the highest concentration of icebergs within a 3 hr drive of Whitbourne, and this is what I saw on the screen:


So the next morning we drove to the community of Keels, a beautiful little town, counting the icebergs we could see from the road along the way. The weather was perfect, not a draft of wind, and the air was unbelievably warm, more than 20 degrees C, even on the water. This paddle was amazing, and I was able to get some great shots, one that was photo of the week runnerup on www.paddling.net, another that was posted on www.wavelengthmagazine.com. Wavelength contacted me and wanted to publish one picture in their magazine, and its in the Summer 2007 issue.

I must note that it is very dangerous to get near icebergs, and I'll probably get blasted about saftey for some of these pictures, but here they are. Do as I say, but not as I do!





















3 comments:

michael said...

Great pictures, the height of those
icebergs looked incredible.

GiRL said...

Do you know if there is a place to rent kayaks on the Bonavista Peninsula? Or a company that does kayaking tours?

Brian Newhook said...

yes, there is a tour company in Trinity, on the Bonavista Peninsula. Check out their website.
http://www.trinityseakayaking.com/