Monday, October 24, 2011

Iceberg. . . . .

Ever see an iceberg  from top to bottom?
This is  awesome! 

This came  from a Rig Manager For Global Marine  Drilling In St. Johns ,   Newfoundland ... They actually have to  divert the path Of these things away  from the rig By towing them with  ships!  
Anyway, in this  particular case The water was calm  and
The sun was almost directly  overhead
So that the diver was able to get  into the water And click this  picture.
 They estimated  
 the weight at  300,000,000 tons.

  Pretty Cool!! Pass it  on  THE TITANIC  DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE!!!! 




Jim said...

Can't wait to see it! Photo did not upload, Justin. At least at this end.

JustinO'Shea said...

JIM. . . I hope this works now. . . .
Thanks for the heads-up! justin

Richard said...

Yep, 300 million tons of ice is DAMNED cool! :)

Gary Kelly said...

A most impressive sight, indeed!

I saw something similar when I had a molar extracted at the dentist.

JustinO'Shea said... your comment, Richard. Hellava lot of icecubes! hahaaa

JustinO'Shea said...

You must have felt light-headed, Gary. . . .;-)

Gary Kelly said...

I think I read or heard somewhere that back in the days before refrigeration, sailing ships used to tow smaller icebergs from near the arctic back to Mediterranean countries for use in chilled deserts and drinks. Apparently the icebergs (which are frozen rain water - no salt)took a long time to melt.