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Boats, Boats, Boats

Twillingate rose to prominence in Newfoundland because of its connection with the sea. Boats have always played a key role in life on this island in fishing, trading and as a means of passenger travel.

Today the schooners of days gone by live on in stories, archives, art and museums. The boats around the coast of Twillingate now tell the story of life that is now very different. Schooners have been replaced by dories, punts, rodneys and trawlers.

Here are some of our favourite boat pictures:

Fishing boat in Durrell

Fishing boat in Durrell

Yellow Boat in Back Harbour

Yellow Boat in Back Harbour.

Miss Audrey,Mr Melvin's boat

Miss Audrey

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Time to Smell the Flowers

Does Twillingate have more abundant wild flowers than anywhere else in the world…. or do I just have more time there to take time and smell the flowers?

Here are some of the pictures we took last year on hikes to the Natural Arch in Little Harbour, to French Beach and at Back Harbour just across from the beach.

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Photographer’s Blues

Twillingate is a photographer’s paradise.  Our friend TA Loeffler visited us in Twillingate last summer.  She is known as an outdoor adventurer, mountaineer and professor in recreational technology.  Lesser known is the fact that she is a very good amateur photographer and videographer.  She took these photos in what she calls her “Study in Blue and White”:

Old Shed in Twillingate

Old Shed in Twillingate.

Boat on the Tickle in Twillingate

Boat on the Tickle in Twillingate

Boats on the Tickle in Twillingate

Boats on the Tickle in Twillingate

Masonic Lodge in Twilligate

Masonic Lodge in Twillingate

Red and white boat on the Tickle in Twillingate

Red and white boat on the Tickle in Twillingate

Sea-doo on the Tickle in Twillingate

Sea-doo on the Tickle in Twillingate

Thistles in Twillingate, growing near the ocean.

Thistles in Twillingate, growing near the ocean.

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