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A Newfoundland Photography and Knitting Blog by Betty Nolan

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Let's Go Iceberg Hunting, Ellen!

John suggested it, I readily agreed and Ellen was delighted. She had never seen an iceberg until Friday. We'd heard through the grapevine that there were icebergs on the move so we decided to go on a hunt up the Southern Shore Highway as far as Ferryland. We did find two small icebergs: one in Witless Bay on the way to Ferryland and another in Tors Cove when on the way home, so Ellen did finally get to see icebergs. Yay!

The summer sweater that Ellen is modelling is being hand knit with Knit Picks Shine Worsted. It's 60% pima cotton, 40% modal. It was so windy out on the cliff near the iceberg that I had to use a knitting needle as a shawl pin just to keep the sweater on Ellen. John to the rescue again! He kept Ellen upright while I grabbed a few quick shots. We thought about doing the photo shoot in a sheltered area, but Ellen wanted the iceberg in the background. We thought that would make for a better story so we went along with it.  :-)

We also got a few Doggie Paparazzi shots, came across a section of the East Coast Trail, got a few good deep breaths of Atlantic Ocean air in our lungs and let the wind blow through our hair (and through the sweater that Ellen modelled!) Successful day for sure!

Happy Easter everyone!

Iceberg at Witless Bay


Section of the East Coast Trail at Ferryland

Ferryland (off the main road - looking left)

Ferryland (off the main road - looking right)

Ferryland Lighthouse in the distance

This dog looked like he had been for a swim. He's doing 'the shake' here.

Rolling in the grass to dry off

I got fairly close to him and he completely ignored me and went about drying himself.

You can see the Lighthouse to the right. The road going up the hill leads to the Lighthouse.
We go there for picnics in summertime.

Tors Cove iceberg

This photo reminds me of the Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism ads where
they show people having fun near the sea.

The only reason for including this picture is because I love old fences and pathways.

Ellen's first iceberg experience

The zoom lens helps us get a little closer

Looking toward the land on the way back to the truck with Ellen

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