Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D is for Dildo, Newfoundland


Dildo, Newfoundland


The name Dildo comes from the pin on a rowboat to which the oar is attached (also known as a thole pin). Perhaps the most photographed place names in the Province, Dildo won the Harrowsmith Magazine award in 2001, one of the 10 prettiest communities in Canada.

Done in Dildo... well how about:
Daniel's Harbour, Darby's Harbour, Davis Cove, Dawson's Cove, Deadman's Bay, Deep Bight, De Graw, Delby's Cove, Diamond Cove, Dildo, Doctor's Harbour, Dog Bay, Domino, Donovans, Doting Cove, Dunfield, Dunville, Durrell

46 comments:

  1. Dildo: Come to laugh at the name, stay to soak in the view. It is a lovely little community.

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    1. We should make them a new welcome sign!

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  2. That's an unfortunate name for a place!

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    1. There was talk of changing it... But they didnt

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  3. I'm with everyone on the name but the place still sounds awesome to me so I've got no issues with it!

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  4. It certainly made me stop and take a second look. Nice place.
    A to Z of Nostalgia

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  5. I'VE BEEN TO DILDO and I have a t-shirt to prove it! A wonderful place, it really is and there is an awesome little gift shop right on the shore. Loved. It.

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    1. I've been too - but I don't have the t-shirt

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    2. See, I'm glad you two hooked up. I was amazed that both of you chose to write about a dildo. What are the odds? You Canadians got it goin' on! I'm seriously gonna have to come visit.
      Speaking of tee shirts....I live a little over an hour from Intercourse, Pennsylvania. And I've got the tee shirt to prove it.

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  6. What a great theme you have this year for AtoZ! Had no idea there was a town named Dildo, LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - we're having fun with the pug, but I'm ready for the visiting dogs to leave. 3 weeks is longer than I thought it would be ;-)

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    1. thanks!

      the worst part about a pug is the constant snoring IMO

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  7. The name had me for a minute but what a beautiful place. I really must visit Canada soon, I cannot believe I've never been there. I am looking forward to the rest of tour posts..great theme.

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    1. the name gets everyone for a minute or two

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  8. are the people there called Dildonians? How charming :) Seems like a lovely place though :)

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    1. it is a nice place - a friend of mine grew up close to, but not in Dildo, yet he told everyone that was where he was from

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  9. Love the contrast of yellow in the pictures with the blue water. Nice photo.

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  10. What a beautiful picture...I'd love some day to visit the Rock.

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    1. start saving those pennies before they become extinct

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  11. This looks like someplace I would love to visit some day.
    Karen

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    1. I am sure they would love to have you

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  12. I chuckled at the name. It looks like a lovely place though. Thanks for stopping by at my blog =)

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    1. I chuckle every time I drive past the sign

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  13. Well, even though the town's name leaves something to be desired, it looks like a picture postcard! Hum, I wonder if they have t-shirts .

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    1. Cathy said she has a shirt - I will have to look next time I go there for sure

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  14. Looks lovely! :-) I can only imagine all of the turists taking pictures of the sign.. LOL..
    Happy A-Z ing

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    1. even people from other parts of the Island take pics - LOL

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  15. I wonder what kind of souvenirs they sell in Dildo?

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    1. next time I'm out there I will take a picture from the gift shop

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  16. Breaking out the Google maps has made me want to take another trip to NFLD. Maybe someday again. Wish teleporting was working.

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    1. if only teleporting worked... I could escape the snow we had last night

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  17. Hey, interesting theme of taking us to amazing places through cute little anecdotes and beautiful photographs :)

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    1. thanks! any excuse to showcase the province :)

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  18. I must visit there one day. I love visiting places with kooky names.

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  19. And I can imagine the questions - you're moving to WHERE??? :D

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  20. Its a lovely picture, whats the weather like there?

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  21. That is so funny! Very unfortunate when people born there have to fill that info in, on a job application in another place...

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