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Above: John Armstrong thought this
was one of the prettiest places he had
ever seen.
Left: Fishermen on the docks preparing
the fresh caught cod.

having been told one of the most famous
Newfoundland lobster restaurants was
on the way, we decided to stop and sample the fare.
The restaurant is called 'Doyle W.
Sansome & Sons Ltd. Dockside Seafood
Restaurant.' It is located in Hillsdale a
short drive from Twillingate. This is a
'cash only' establishment, so don't get
caught without some or you will be out
fishing for your dinner!
Eileen Sansome, the General Manager
and co-owner, greeted us; the greeting was
a typical Newfoundland hello - a huge hug
and big kiss.
Eileen's restaurant has a fascinating
history that dates back to 1999, when a
salt-water lobster pool/tank was built to

accommodate the lobsters caught by
local fisherman. In essence, the lobsters
go from the trap, to the tank, to boiling
water, to your plate.
We started with crab spring rolls
accompanied by sweet chilli cream
sauce. Robin had fish chowder followed
by fish and chips and I worked my way
through a 1 ½ pound lobster, all tastefully
served and delicious to the palate.
Eileen tells the story of a 17-pound
lobster that arrived at her facility. Rather
than serving it, they kept it in the tank
and had an auction for it with the proceeds going to the St John's Sick
Children's Hospital. Considerable funds
were raised and Harry the lobster was
returned to the sea.
The restaurant is open from the first
week in May until the first week of
October. You may get more information
on the facility by going to the following
website www.sansomeslobsterpool.com.
After dinner we spent the night at

Top: Some of the lovely Twillingate
houses.
Above: Appetizing lobster on the plate.
Left: Eileen Sansone and the ladies at
the restaurant.

Lewisporte and departed the next day
for Trinity, arriving around noon. For
those who have never been there, I
would implore you to make the trip. I
have travelled most of the world and
this is the prettiest town/village I have
ever encountered. During the winter
months it has a population of 37; during the summer months that balloons to
3,000. It is dotted with very quaint
B&Bs, but also guesthouses that serve
scrumptious meals.
While there, we took a coastal cruise
on an open 27-foot skiff powered by twin
Yamaha outboards. We were hosted by
Bruce Miller from Rugged Beauty Boat
Tours. Bruce, an avid Newfoundland his-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting December 2017

Vantage Point: Little Boat, Big Boat – Where Did You Start?
Club Profile: Gimli Yacht Club
Galley Guys: The Galley Guys Travel to Newfoundland
Travel Destinations: The Middens of Galiano Island
Profile of a Cruising Family: Redefining the Face of Yachting in Canada
Marine Electronics: Special Feature – A Guide to Maritime VHF Radio for Pleasure Craft
Marine Electronics: Special Feature – AIS - Peering Atop Islands and Around Bends
The Port Hole
Marine Electronics: Special Feature – WiFi Boosters
Sail Review: Dehler 38
Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50
Power Review: Jeanneau NC 895
Summer Event Coverage: Poker Run 101
Crossing the Line: Flying Dutchman
Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting December 2017 - 3
Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Vantage Point: Little Boat, Big Boat – Where Did You Start?
Canadian Yachting December 2017 - 5
Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Club Profile: Gimli Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Galley Guys: The Galley Guys Travel to Newfoundland
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Travel Destinations: The Middens of Galiano Island
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Profile of a Cruising Family: Redefining the Face of Yachting in Canada
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Marine Electronics: Special Feature – A Guide to Maritime VHF Radio for Pleasure Craft
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Marine Electronics: Special Feature – AIS - Peering Atop Islands and Around Bends
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - The Port Hole
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Marine Electronics: Special Feature – WiFi Boosters
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Sail Review: Dehler 38
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Power Review: Jeanneau NC 895
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Summer Event Coverage: Poker Run 101
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Canadian Yachting December 2017 - Crossing the Line: Flying Dutchman
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