Scenes from Twillingate area June 22 2014

Twillingate area is a series of islands joined by causeways. This is the causeway from New World Island to South Twillingate Island.

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A growler beside a wharf that helps to illustrate that the size of what is on the surfaces is indeed only a tenth of what needs to be respected below!

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Our intention was to do an iceberg viewing boat tour but the pack ice had our captain blocked in the harbour.

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It was the same for other boats too! We’ll try Icebergman again if we get a chance before the season is over. They have a lovely gift shop and great staff.

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And a great view!

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We headed to Durrell first to check out the situation at Blow Me Down.

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The parking lot at the Long Point Lighthouse was full with cars representing Canadian provinces and some American states.
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Pack ice and growlers continue to circulate around the areas of Nanny’s Hole. Love that name.
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Wild Cove beach was a great area to pick up some iceberg ice if you were wearing boots.
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We decided to head towards Hillgrade for supper at Samsone’s and Son lobster pool restaurant. We took Hugh Lane out of Twillingate to see the west side of the coast. Ragged Point Road yeilded a few bergs.
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We stopped to admire Gladys House, on of the Old Salt Box House rentals. One of these nights we’ll book it.
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But Bluff Head Cove held a treasure. We saw this one for miles as we’d crest a hill or glimpse it in a curve.

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By the time we finally stopped at Samsones we were really hungry. There were several people enjoying fresh lobster but we went for fish and chips with chowder and squid rings to start.
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Samsones has a fish cam in the water nearby and on the screen in the restaurant you can watch cod and other species swim by. The Newfoundland music is great and the portions are large. This is a cash only operation.

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We made one last detour to Tizzard’s Harbour and saw the closest huge berg of the day! Success!

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2 thoughts on “Scenes from Twillingate area June 22 2014

  1. Visited Fogo Island June 9 – 12, 2015 researching for a possible book. Captured some ‘bergs in digital photos, but missed the closest one because I didn’t have a camera.
    Love your blog, especially the traditions. Never learned about mummering until at a hotel in Gander on the way home. Could we correspond re: getting from Island Harbour to Boston, Mass. between 1895 and 1897?

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