Residents (and visitors) of the Canadian town of Ferryland are having a ball with a ginormous iceberg parked right at their coast side. I mean, who doesn’t like to stare at a huge chunk of ice floating on water? After all, it is like a scaled-up glass of iced water. There can be no better sight. Unless you see Jack and Rose kissing on a ship dock, then you stare at them like you’re getting paid for it.
The iceberg, which seems to have broken the internet instead of the Titanic, is drawing tourists to the region that is commonly known as “iceberg alley”. Falling between Newfoundland and Labrador, the region witnesses a huge number of floating Arctic icebergs around spring. So, if it’s an annual event, what is so special about this one? Well, according to the Canadian Press, the mayor of Ferryland Adrian Kavanagh stated that this iceberg is the “biggest one” he has ever seen in town. The chunk of ice measures a whopping 46 metres (150ft). Guess we have Global Warming to thank for that.
Environmental issues aside, the rare sight is also a quite stunning which is why the town of 500 now seems to be jam-packed as people from various other places are rushing for a glance.
The icebergs are not only significantly bigger this year but are also larger in number. Thus far, locals have spotted some 616 icebergs in the North Atlantic shipping lanes. The numbers are pretty appalling as the region had observed 687 of such ice masses in total last year.
Anyway, here are some of the photos that locals have shared on social media: