Only in Newfoundland….

Newfoundland is known for it’s beautiful scenery ~ ocean vistas, small quirky colorful villages, uninhabited wilderness, miles and miles of awe inspiring beauty, whales, icebergs, and puffins to name a few ~ a photographer’s dream!

Newfoundland is also known to have the friendliest people and most hospitable people!  They enjoy a good  laugh, telling a great tale and are truly interested in where you are from and who you are and want to give you the best Newfoundland Experience possible!

If you are visiting Newfoundland for the first time, one of the 1st things you will notice is the use of Newfoundland Slang across the Island.  We have our own sayings that you will find  “Only in Newfoundland”. To help you navigate your way around the island, here are some saying that you will hear on a daily basis!  Get ready for some amazing yarns (stories) and some amazing memories! Bring an extra memory card for your camera….will will definitely need it!

Ows ya gettin’ on b’y?~ How are you doing? ususually followed by Me Ducky, Me Love, Me Buddy meaning My Friend

Whadda y’at?  What are you doing?

Where’s y’long to? Where are you from?

Who owns ya? ~ Who are your parents?

Yes B’y ~ this saying could mean anything ~ No way, Something is hard to believe, that’s good, right on

Long may your big jib draw ~ A good wish for the future

Take a load off ~ Have a seat and relax

Oh me nerves! ~ something / someone is driving you crazy

What Odd’s! ~ who cares

Go on B’y or Go Way B’y ~ Not true / hard to believe

Proper Ting ~ That’s right

Give me a bitta dat Luh ~ I’ve have some of that, usually food.

See ya da once ~ I’ll be right over to see you

Stay where y’re to ’til I comes where y’re at  ~ Stay where you are until I get there.

Wadda ya at dere Buddy? ~ What are you doing my friend?

Some Shockin’ good! ~ Delicious!

You’re some crooked – you’re hard to get along with, grouchy

Cookin’ up a scoff ~ cooking food, usually Cod Tongues, Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner, Toutons, Caplin!

Enjoy your time in Newfoundland and “Long May your Big Jib Draw!”

Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD

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The View from Newfoundland #4

Newfoundland, over the last couple of days, has been hit by a cold front! We had wind warnings, gusts up to 93 km/h, temperatures of -25C with the wind chill, with huge swells, high tides and waves. These are the types of days that I like to stay indoors if possible! This is my 2nd winter back on the island after being away for many, many years and I still have adjustment issues with the cold! I’m trying but brrrrrrrrrrr!

While it has been too cold to venture too far (for me anyways), today the beauty of the weather surfaced.  It was calm, sunny and a beautiful, icy, winter wonderland, ending with an amazing sunset.  Here are some of my pictures of my own personal “Frozen”.

Enjoy 🙂


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