It took a bit of time and patience, but today, the last day of this wonderful cross-country trip we ended the day in a Zodiac Hurricane flying over huge swells in the waining afternoon sun. At speeds of 100 km/hr, our master seaman and driver, Barry took us to the ice and back. We hired Barry who is also co-owner of IcebergQuest (www.icebergquest.com) in St. John's. His skills at the wheel are precise, confident and the result of a life on the sea.
A large Zodiac, the same used in military and search & rescue is the only real way to get up close, and very personal with the ice. In some cases we were inches away in order to get in close and low for a low point of view photo. Sometimes the ice warned us back – above all, respect the ice. It was a bit nerve-wracking at times lowering the $10,000+ camera over the side and inches above the water to capture some of the images!
The photos speak for themselves. All the ice here is within a 15 kilometre run from the Narrows of the St. John's harbour. These are but a few of the images.
Tomorrow I will post a few random images held back from some of the blog posts.