Today I was in Logy Bay from 9 AM until 3 PM, watching the iceberg that has grounded there.

This particular berg has been changing daily since we first saw it, parts are falling off the berg and I decided today was my day to witness it. I made a ton of photos and used a second camera to film the iceberg from every angle, hoping it would collapse on video. Unfortunately, just moments before the iceberg eventually gave birth to a baby berg the batteries on the video camera ran out of juice.

I did take pictures of all the action though, the berg had been making loud booming noises all morning, announcing its inevitable demise. After a particularly deep and gut-wrenching roar, the iceberg finally collapsed into the bay. The resulting wave could have turned over a small boat, but fortunately I was the only one near, at a safe distance some 50 metres away, up on the cliffs.

Like I said this all happened while I was taking photos and not film, but here you can sort of see what it looked like anyway:

Collapsing iceberg – Logy Bay

Collapsing iceberg – Logy Bay

Collapsing iceberg – Logy Bay

Collapsing iceberg – Logy Bay

After the baby berg had fallen off, it quickly floated away allowing the big iceberg to turn over, showing its new shape. I wanted to take a few shots of the bay with both the iceberg and the baby berg so I walked out to the other side of the cliffs.

When I got to my new vantage point a tour boat arrived on the scene:

Iceberg, tour boat, and bergy bit – Logy Bay

These iceberg watchers had missed the spectacle by a few minutes, this photo shows that the iceberg (classified as small) is still pretty big, even the bergy bit (the official name for these baby bergs) in the foreground is bigger than the tour boat.