TRAVEL | Dildo Delights: Our Staycation in Dildo, NL Part 2

After her amazing journey through Dildo, NL, Pam Pardy reflects on a successful staycation

 

It was a welcomed offer we couldn’t refuse. So when Adam Dominix and his wife Vanessa invited us to stay a night at their Airbnb, Little Tucked Away, we jumped at the chance. Spacious and modern, with everything at our fingertips and then some, we swiftly settled in.

The deck had to be the icing on the cake. It didn’t matter if we were listening to the rooster crow in the mornings as we watched the chickens wander the garden as we sipped our coffee or if we were eagerly awaiting the evening lighting of the majestic Dildo sign before heading off to revisit the Dildo Brewery for a few local beverages; Tucked Away was the perfect home-away-from-home.

Andrew Pretty and his Newfoundland dog, Nielsen | Michael Chubbs

Scenic & Sensational

Andrew Pretty, who had been front and centre when Dildo made national headlines thanks to late-night sensation Jimmy Kimmel, is the man about town.

With his sidekick, Nielsen, the majestic Newfoundland dog, Pretty is the perfect tour guide. Through his Dildo Cove Heritage Experience and Motorboat Excursions, Pretty uses his fishing heritage and Dildo roots to thrill visitors with the history of Dildo.

It’s not just a pretty town with an interesting name; there’s a unique history that goes back to this province’s earliest days. From cod hatcheries to protected harbours, Dildo is scenic and sensational when seen from the sea.

Pam Pardy (right) speaks with Paula and Denis McIntyre at the Dildo Boathouse Inn | Michael Chubbs

Warmly Welcomed

Paula and Dennis McIntyre own the Dildo Boat House, and sailing on their Irish Mist is a return trip we’ve planned to fit in before the season end, on their generous invite.

The icing on the cake aboard the Irish Mist? A traditional boil up by an open fire on the beach. What’s not to love about that?

Sulagna Sanyal & Raj Menon, owners of the Yes B’y Indian Kitchen of Dildo | Michael Chubbs

To the folks in and around Dildo who made us welcomed – from the delightful champaign and orange juice and breakfast on the historic deck at George House with Todd Warren, or enjoying conversation and delighting in the amazing dishes prepared by Raj at Yes B’y Indian Kitchen of Dildo – the people and the town of Dildo made us warmly welcomed. And we’ll be back for that boil-up!

 


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Pam is the Managing Editor of The Newfoundland Herald. As the mother of two, she proudly writes about a life lived simply at home on 'The Rock.' When not interviewing or writing about NL's finest, Pam can be found spending her time in the great Newfoundland outdoors.

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