This blog has a lot of pictures and I probably only put in 1/3 of the ones I took. We set off up to Bay Bull (yes that is correct, not Bull Bay, for some reason they are called Bay ...) for our 2 hour boat cruise up to see the 1/2 million puffins that live in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. We chose O'Brien's Tours and would definitely recommend them. The staff were very cheery and Con (Cornelius) was excellent at helping us spot different birds, his knowledge of the icebergs and his great singing voice made for a great trip.
Our first iceberg was waiting in the bay for us. That little iceberg was a ton bigger when it first arrived, and it is grounded in water that is 65 feet deep, so imagine how much of the iceberg is below the water.
The harbour is very calm but as we approach the Atlantic the rollers pick up. Dressed in our winter gear with the sun shining on us we are able to enjoy the whole trip from the top of the boat.
Doesn't take long for us to arrive at the first island which is home to Puffin, Common Mure, Black-legged Kittiwake and Razor-bill Auk. Puffins are around 11 inches high and weigh less than a pound.
Below is a puffin egg, if our babies were in ratio to the size of these eggs, our babies would weigh 30 lbs.
Our biggest iceberg. The water here is 185 feet deep, and this iceberg has been stuck here for the whole season so far. It won't move until enough of it has melted or fallen off, to lift it off the bottom of the ocean and float away.
Thanks to Con and O'Brien for a great trip.
As this blog has become so big, I have put our Ferryland pics into a part 2.