Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Iceberg bliss


(photos by Neil Burgess)
June 12, 2007

It was the most idealic weekend out in Caplin Cove, Trinity Bay. Arrived friday evening, spires of icebergs just offshore backlit in pink. My kids headed straight for the brook and, testing the water and finding it deliciously warm, decided on an evening swim. Hot and sunny all weekend, the meadows rippled in their new super-green covering. Mad with bird song. So it wasn't too awful that somehow I missed two paddles in my neck of the woods on the weekend to further complete Kayak Newfoundland & Labrador's Challenge the Avalon.

10 comments:

Michael said...

Looks yummy! I hope you can save a few of those icey beasties til I get there! They're gorgeous. Sounds like it's been a good year for them.

Alison Dyer said...

Michael, there were some absolute gorgeous ones - large & spire-like - near where my house 'round the bay is. I'm poisoned I've not been able to get out and paddle around any. Ah well, work & children add up to little paddling. Will be taking Ella out for her first trip though this Sunday.

Mike said...

Beautiful picture Alison. Nice post!

Alison Dyer said...

Thanks Mike. But the photos were actually taken by Neil Burgess, so credit to him. And the bergs :)

Douglas Wilcox said...

Alison, we have no 'bergs in Scotland, they are loveley to see thank you.

Alison Dyer said...

Hi Douglas - wish I some pictures of the big ones hanging around to show you. Blow your neoprene socks off. But check out Jamie Lewis' and Stan McKenzie's (http://www.morethanyablogginedfor.blogspot.com/) blogs - they've some good iceberg shots. And there's nothing quite like iceberg ice in your scotch Douglas - it literally sizzles and pops! Alison

DSD said...

Great photo's!
DSD

Alison Dyer said...

thanks dsd - actually they are taken by a fellow paddler, neil burgess. a

cally said...

how beautiful and inspiring!

Alison Dyer said...

thank you Cally - i think you have an amazing eye - re the photos on your blog. a