First of all, a lot of you may not know where Newfoundland is. This is a map of Newfoundland and Labrador on the east coast of Canada. You can see Quebec to the left of Labrador as well as a part of the US below.
Newfoundland will always be home to me. I lived there for 30 years before moving to the US to marry the man of my dreams, S. John Ross. I grew up as a Townie! In other words, I am from the capital city of St. John's. (For those of you outside our province, people outside the city of St. John's are affectionately called Baymen and there is a rivalry of sorts between Baymen and Townies)!
Newfoundland is a very beautiful province. There are many scenic and historic sites to be seen. Evergreen forests cover much of the island. There are mountain ranges along the Great Northern Peninsula and in Labrador. In the spring, it is not unusual to see an Ice Berg if you are near the ocean. The ocean itself is beautiful, so dark and angry much of the time.
In addition to Newfoundland being a beautiful place to live or visit, it is home to the friendliest people on Earth. Many people who have visted our province are amazed and impressed at just how friendly Newfies can be. There are Newfie Jokes out there, to try to make Newfies look stupid. In fact, because of the jokes, some Newfoundlanders don't like being called a Newfie. But I am proud to be a Newfie. We are a rare breed.
Newfoundlanders have their own way of speaking, as do many cultures. In fact, some Newfies cannot understand other Newfies. It depends on where you are from in the province. I want to share some Newfie sayings with you. These were not all familiar to me and being a townie, I didn't know all the fishing slang. John has made a word search puzzle full of Newfie expressions so try it and let us know what you think.
Newfoundland is also known for having some very unusual place names. Places were named after anything and everything. Some were humorous and some much more serious. The names are often commented on as being strange, places like Joe Batt's Arm and Come by Chance.
One of my favorite places to visit when I lived home was a little tiny island, Fogo Island, in Notre Dame Bay, north of the town of Gander. Fogo Island is a wonderful place to visit. Many of my friends (whom I consider family) are from this beautiful island so drop in for a visit if you have the time.
Below are some links to some of my favorite sites relating to my home province. Feel free to browse and do not hesitate to make suggestions if you think I have missed anything.
Art and Frame Shoppe! => This St. John's business has a great website.
Check them out!!
Artisan Inn - Trinity => Eclectic artists' retreat and ocean front studio in picturesque Trinity.!
Arts and Culture Centre! => Visit this wonderful site which lets you know what is happening at the Arts and Culture Centres all over the province!
Botwood => Unfortunately, one of the towns I never got to visit in NF. However, this page is great and makes me feel like I have visited so check it out!
Buddy Wasisname And The Other Fellers=> Comedians, Musicians, no page of Newfie links would be complete without a link to these guys!
Buchans River Ltd.! => A Newfoundland-based juniour mineral exploration company!
Central Dairies => This page is filled with information about Central Dairies products, as well as some fun with Whitey the milkman and contests!
Cottlesville => Again, a place I never visited but this is a great site, plenty of nice photos to show me what I missed!
Corner Brook => The second city in our province, located in Western Newfoundland!
Des Newfie Store => Fairly new site which offers Newfoundland postage stamps, t-shirts, caps, etc...I haven't ordered anything yet but it looks nice!
Dick Nolan => One of our great Newfie Musicians. This website has something for anyone who is interested in Newfoundland music and musicians!
Downhomer Magazine! A piece of home for Newfies everywhere!
The Ennis Sisters! => This Newfoundland family group of three sisters is doing great!
Explore Newfoundland and Labrador => This is a wondeful tourist site so if you want to visit, check this page out first!
Fogo Island => My own page dedicated to a wonderful island in Notre Dame Bay!
Great Big Sea => Great Big Sea Online Kitchen Party!
The Irish Descendants => Welcome to The Irish Descendants, another Newfoundland Irish Band that have been around for a long time!
Mark Lane Photography => Great Newfoundland and Labrador photos including a photo of the day. university!
Memorial University of Newfoundland => I attended and worked at Newfoundland's university!
Mount Pearl => Our newest city, ajoining St. John's, in Eastern Newfoundland!
Newfie Search => A search for Newfoundlanders!
Newfoundland Backcountry => Hiking in our beautiful province!
Newfoundland.com => Everything from email to searches!
Newfoundland Interactive => One of my favourite Newfoundland websites is back!
Newfoundlanders Abroad => Connecting Newfoundlanders around the world!
Newfoundland and Labrador.com => Great tourist site about the province!
Newfoundland Coastal Safari => This is the place to visit if you want to experience the great outdoors!
Newfoundland Heritage => A bountiful resource about Newfoundland!
Newfoundland Place Names => Many Newfoundland place names have received comments of being unusual, drop in to see why!
Newfoundland Power! => A member of the Fortis group of companies, this is Newfoundland's Electric Giant!
Newfoundland Real Estate Directory! => What better way to find out what's available for anyone who's on the move?
Newfoundland Sayings => Anyone who has ever heard a Newfie speak will notice that they sometimes have a language of their own.
Newfoundland Worldwide Travel Guide => If you plan to visit our beautiful province, or see some of it that you haven't seen before, then this is the place to look!
Newfoundland's Grand Banks => A great source of genealogical and historical data!
NTV => Newfoundland TV...check out their live skycam!
OZ FM => The Rock of the Rock!
Sports and Recreation in Newfoundland and Labrador => Links to many more sports and recreation pages for the province!
St. John's => The capital city, which is the most eastern city in North America! This is my home town!
The Spice Barn => I haven't tried their spices...yet...but this Newfoundland company certainly has a great website.
The Telegram => The daily paper in St. John's is partially online!
Tidespoint => Great website for information about Newfoundland and Labrador as well as merchandise.
Townie's Home Page => Another of us misplaced Newfies has a great website!
Trinity Vacations => A great Web site for those looking to vacation in Trinity, Trinity Bay!
Twacking => Twacking is Newfie for "Window Shopping", only this page is online window shopping!
VOCM => One of Newfoundland's radio stations!
Woody Island - Island Rendezvous => There are many boat tours available in the province, go whale-watching or bird-watching, or even have a look at the beautiful scenery!
Wordplay => Great source of information on all sorts of Newfie things in addition to being a great bookstore in St. John's!
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