the entrance to Twillingate Harbour
the rugged coastline as seen from Crow's Nest Cafe
Exhibits and tours of the lighthouse are run by volunteers. But they closed the place after Thanksgiving
North Twillingate Island ends here. In summer you can watch the icebergs drift by
you see a lot of stilted houses
Twillingate's north shore
North and South Twillingate Island sit at the northern end of the Road to the Isles
(NL Route 340). The road ends at the Long Point Lighthouse
. From here you can watch the Labrador Current lead the icebergs eastwards to their doom.
hugs the shore lines where Tickle Bridge connects the two islands. The town is one of the oldest ports
of Newfoundland and once a thriving fishing and trade community, nicknamed Capital of the North.
Like everywhere else in
Newfoundland, the Cod Moratorium
of 1992 effectively killed Twillingate's fishing industry.
Since then the town has moved-on
to tourism. In spring and early summer several operators provide boat-tours to watch up-close the large chunks
of Greenland ice that slowly work their way eastward to the Atlantic Ocean.
Nowadays Twillingate is humbly touting itself
as the Iceberg Capital of the World.
When we visited the Twillingate area in mid-September 2017, it was clearly off season, the
lighthouse was closed and the icebergs were long gone.
But boy did we enjoy the scenery!
the Road to the Isles ends at the parking lot of Crow Head near the Longpoint Lighthouse
Mother Nature puts up a nice show with long stretched clouds
the beach at Little Wild Cove
the harbour with Notre Dame Bay hospital in the background
old and new
the Twillingate Masonic Temple