Iceberg tourists flock to Newfoundland town

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Always better late than never, with or without red filters... the cheats! I thought those red ice bergs were full of iron oxide, or potassium permanganate or something. Probably just as well they're not? Red filters sound innocent by comparison.

Alien worlds indeed. Who needs them when we have them on our own door steps, as this Rosemary inspired thread proves.

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“Wot planet are we on?”

“How should I know… this Sat Nav has gone tits up again. I told you to buy a BFIMS system instead.”

“On my wages!”


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The proposed London Garden Bridge in the future, after tory cuts see to it that all the NOT-JAMs desert London, including the gardeners. Japanese knot weed takes over with predictable results.
All office and City of London staff fall foul of the plague due to insanitary conditions as no cleaners left either, but rats thrive. London is declared a no-go zone by the WHO (world Health Organisation) and quarantines it with the help of NATO and the Chinese Army, the latter wanting to protect their investments in England as they now own over two thirds of it.

“London, London, London calling… are you receiving me.” The rest of the world isn’t listening, because it no longer operates on satellite. The tory’s cut all subsidies and investment in the new BFIMS (Babel fish intercontinental Multidimensional Server) technology preferring instead to invest in promoting fox hunting as a tourist attraction to the world’s elite. The world’s elite decided fox hunting wasn’t exciting enough and settled for hunting humans as much more sporting. Such behaviour was excused amongst themselves by that horey old chestnut of keeping the population down…. And the plebs love it really; brings a bit of much needed excitement into their dreary little lives.... or so the Mysterious They say.

Don’t cha just love a bit of good old fashioned dystopia (with apologies to Douglas Adams and all Babel fish everywhere.)

Any more bergs in the offing? You do seem to have an eye for them.
Bergs ? Looks like that have had their 5 minutes of fame ...

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More glories of nature…. Long may they last; including burgs.

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Alaska

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Ice in Iceland

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Viking Ship in Iceland

And now for something completely different in black & White

Photo 1) My Dad in Antarctica; his hands must be cold.

Photo 2) Base Camp in Antarctica…. WHITE OUT!

Photo 3) Daft certificates they gave you in the Royal Marines when you passed certain latitudes; this one is for the Antarctic suitably redacted, and a bit too big for my scanner.

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THE BORGS V THE BERGS

The Ice Borgs Commeth
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Meanwhile, in planet earth’s control centre, somewhere near Newfoundland……

“Incoming, incoming, the Borg are attacking – repeat - the Borg are attacking. Must have ran out of ice again for their Smirnoff. Why can’t they go to Bargain Booze for bags of ice cubes like every other alien?”
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“I don’t believe this! The Gates has fallen….
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….. Send in the marines, Linux Division ASAP!”
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“Now the Borg are bringing in their heavy artillery…..
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……mobilize the resistance.”
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Meanwhile, the Borg have assimilated the DWP.

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Seems like a few haved captured the attention of some snappers in the past 24 hours :

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In REAL time , MacKay Bridge , Halifax , Nova Scotia ... 7.07 am.

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I’d like to say big cyber thank you to both you for posting such amazing pics on this thread, and Rosemary for actually starting it in the first place.

The beauty of not knowing how to do stuff and having to learn how – and THEN ballsing up the learning – is that you tend to discover how to do other things you didn’t even know you wanted to know in the first place.
For instance, as well as FINALLY learning how to place images inline, I’ve now discovered how to trace images to their source. I now know that the awe inspiring Arial pic in your above post comes from Science magazine, and the very eye catching photo from a previous post (which reminds me of some seriously wonky standing stones in Wales) comes from the Tumblr Dark Environments site….

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Tainted Sky by ChrisCold

I’ve discovered some very good sites for images from your posts….

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Also from Tumblr’s Dark Environments

In the meantime….. The icebergs strike back by summoning up a dormant assortment of ice monsters to fight the Borg. “Freedom from ice cube slavery” is their rallying cry.

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And the DWP pensions monster….

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….. after being drafted in by the government to fight on behalf of the Borg instead of harassing small businesses, is set upon by a bunch of JSA claimants with the help of said ice monsters.

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But the Borg have a secret weapon: Global Warming

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Will the Borg really wipe out an entire planet by assimilating ice monsters for a constant supply of ice cubes? Well they did just that in the Gamma Quadrant, and that was just for a decent cup of tea let alone a suitably chilled vodka.

However, the Canadian government have a cunning plan. They are going to fight fire with fire, by becoming Borgs themselves, then assimilating all the other Borgs and then packing them off to Alcoholics Anonymous. Thus the world will be saved.

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Would be " Nice " for this one to be seen passing through Iceberg Alley near to Newfoundland but ... wrong hemisphere for the Canadian Air Force to test their marksmen skills ?

Okay folks , let's present Iceberg A-68 :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41366504

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There are icebergs , and there are ICEBERGS ?

Iceberg B-15 was the world's largest recorded iceberg

It measured around 295 kilometres (183 mi) long and 37 kilometres (23 mi) wide, with a surface area of 11,000 square kilometres (4,200 sq mi)—larger than the whole island of Jamaica.

Calved from the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica in March 2000, Iceberg B-15 broke up into smaller icebergs, the largest of which was named Iceberg B-15A.

In 2003, B-15A drifted away from Ross Island into the Ross Sea and headed north, eventually breaking up into several smaller icebergs in October 2005.


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