The Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland often becomes a wonderland of sculptural white and blue icebergs in the summer, as the temperatures warm and the icebergs break apart from their homes farther north.
I visited the area off the coast of St. Anthony, which is near the northern tip of Newfoundland on the Great Northern Peninsula that reaches toward Labrador.
The small town of St. Anthony is home to people who are largely isolated and accustomed to frequently rough seas, frigid waters and a rugged lifestyle. I traveled by small plane from St. John’s Newfoundland and was probably the only tourist.
For a big city New Yorker, St. Anthony was a bit like stepping onto the set of that old TV show, “Northern Exposure.” But it was the icebergs that brought me there and captured my attention.