We had spotted lots of pack ice last night and knew that the wind had gone around from the east to more like the southwest in the night, so the pack ice was bound to have been driven off shore a bit. I had hopes, however, that the bergs might have stayed put, being grounded. Since what you see of an iceberg is only 10% of its total volume, there’s an awful lot under the surface to hold it fast to the shore.
Here’s the same view as in last night’s photos:
And here’s a close-up of one of them:
Judging by their location, I was certain that they were grounded just off shore and that I knew a road that would take me behind the DFO (Department of Fisheries) building and down to the coast. Rowan and I headed back to the car and drove around to the road. It was very nicely graded and the gates were open, so we motored most of the way along. I didn’t like to go down the last hill, it being a dirt road and this being spring, so we walked that part.
It was, simply put, glorious.
These are located here (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada), at the green arrow. This is along the Sugarloaf section of the East Coast Trail, which you can also start in Quidi Vidi Village: