A 10,000 year old cool one after Iceberg Hunting in Newfoundland!

Newfoundland and Labrador is synonymous with the ice giants, 10,000 year old glaciers that break away from Greenland and come as icebergs to our shores.

My first iceberg of the 2021 season!

Last week, I experienced my first sighting of an iceberg near my home for the 2021 season. I would check it out morning and evening until it began to founder a day ago. Today, I began my daily walk and saw the small bits of the iceberg very near the beach where I live and decided to take a closer look.

A piece of the iceberg had washed ashore and I wasn’t passing up the opportunity to secure a few ice cubes from this 10,000 year old glacier. The waters are so pure, the air that is locked inside predate the industrial revolution. A few chunks of ice added to your beverage makes for a perfect evening.

I buy my iceberg ice from a young entrepreneur in the area each season, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to secure a few bags myself. It was a first for me and made me realize how fortunate I am to live in such a rural part of the world where these ice giants come every year.

A number of businesses locally have commercialized the product and make beers, vodkas and waters from the iceberg ice. I know these cubes would be quite trendy at high-end cocktail bars. There are unique opportunities in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. When you walk along the beach, you too may become an iceberg hunter and collect something cool to add to your drink.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

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