Category: Twillingate

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Unique Language

Tourists in Newfoundland and Labrador are always amazed at the friendliness of the locals. It is unusual to have a short conversation when asking for directions or explanations of local traditions. Chatty Newfoundlanders or Labradorians are known to “talk the handle off an iron pot”. Often, however, tourists are flummoxed by the conversations. They frequently find that they aren’t quite sure exactly what is being said to them. This is, in part, often due to the accent. Some Newfoundlanders and Labradorians speak like residents of the West Country of England and others sound like they have just arrived from Cork […]

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Postcard Perfect!

I am always happily surprised by the warm welcome I arrive in Twillingate. The people are so friendly and interesting (usually with a fishing background or artists and creative types), that I often get a dinner invitation! It is such a privilege to join in this close knit community, sharing food, laughter and sometimes even singing. Neighbours will drop by and pretty soon a kitchen party has broken out! No stress and no traffic! Twillingate is small and sparsely populated, consisting of a north and south island originally used by French and English fisherman. Today it is still used for […]

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