It’s called Iceberg Alley, and taking boat tours of the “10,000-year-old glacial giants” is promoted by the Newfoundland tourist board.
But a Newfoundland native got more than she bargained for last week when she and her husband went out in a boat and got “between 100 and 150 feet” of an iceberg, she tells CBC News.
Wanda Stead was holding a camera and caught the moment the iceberg, shaped like Mother Nature’s triumphal arch, started to crumble in the Bay of Exploits. In seconds, the arch is gone and a wave is formed by the fall of the giant chunks of ice.
“I think my heart came up, and I swallowed it. I was petrified,” she says.
In her video, her voice betrays her fear.
“Run, Rick! Go! Go!” she yells in panic to her husband, who pulls their boat away.