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Our boat tour to the icebergs in Twillingate, Newfoundland
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Twillingate - many thanks again to Google. These maps are a great help.
Whenever we visited Newfoundland-Labrador with our car we did this in June. The main season had not started and even the black flies stayed still away. The chances to see icebergs were much better and the prices for accommodation were more reasonable, but luckily all attractions were already open for visitors.
For our planning we received outstanding personalized support through the provincial government. We even got an appointment for dinner in St. John's.
Based on those information we included many things which we wanted to do or to see. One of them was to visit the floating icebergs.
After we had arrived in Twillingate in the so called "Central Region" we felt immediately=y in love with this place, decided to stay her a few days and to book a trip to the icebergs here.
We selected this company for our tour
There are many tour operators on the coast who offer those tours and in Twillingate they all charged the same price - at this time $30.00 per person.
When Elizabeth and I came to this place she purchased some small souvenirs in the attached craft shop such as a decorative map of Newfoundland. Many of the offered articles were made in Newfoundland. Socks, sweaters, gloves, music CD's - things like that. In the meantime I talked to Cecil Stockley and his daughter. Cecil is well known as the "Iceberg Man". He gave me many helpful information which I used in a special German web site. Important was also to know that there are no toilets on board.
Elizabeth bought some souvenirs made in Newfoundland here
We arrived before 1:00 PM - the departure time - at the boat
A view back to Twillingate
The daughter of the "Iceberg Man"
The tour began without any delay. Cecil and his daughter were the crew.
The sea was calm and the sky was clear, but the temperature was still low because of the wind chill factor.
It became colder when we were far away from the coast. Some passengers fled into the cabin, but we stayed still outside.
Elizabeth had already made good contacts with other travelers. I did not like the smell of the exhaust gases from the diesel engine and walked to the front of the boat to take pictures. With my bad legs I did not want to climb the stairs to the observation deck.
Elizabeth was still talking to her neighbors.
Now the ride became a little bit bumpy, but not bad.
We passed some islands and I enjoyed taking many pictures. Still no icebergs or whales!
Still enjoying the ride
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