Travels with the Bear: On the Island

The Bear has travelled to many exotic places.

Cow Head (Newfoundland) wasn’t one of them.

Especially in November.

(Well, atย least we weren’t in Dildo !)

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21 Comments on “Travels with the Bear: On the Island”

  1. No way I am first.

    I seriously wonder how places get their name. Last sumer I went to Dripping Springs , Texas with a friend. We still chuckle about that one.

    Brrr. Cowhead? A bit better than the other one.

    Hey , cute ducks for Viking Friday btw. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Brett Legree Says:

    You could have been here, never mind Dildo…,_Austria

    (check out the road sign)

  3. Friar Says:

    Dripping opposed to Sparkling Springs, or Refreshing Springs..or Cool Springs?…

    Hahahahah. Dripping Springs just gets my mind thinking naughty thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚


    I was going to say I bet you their town sign gets stolen a lot…and that’s the first thing I read when I opened the link! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Brett Legree Says:


    Well, it’s now on my list of places to visit before I croak… ๐Ÿ™‚ got your message late last night, we had the kids at Driftwood until dark, and everyone was too tired when we got in…

  5. Friar Says:


    If I ever get to Austria, the first thing I’m gonna do is try to see the Alps (or possibly get some skiing in).

    If it’s on the way, I might stop and see the town of Fuck, though.

    Glad you had a good day yesterday. I just came back from a canoe outing, and found a secret lake all to myself…(which I’ll probably write about soon)

  6. Karen JL Says:


  7. visionpoints Says:


    Since the comments are going that way, you might want to know that within miles of Paradise, PA, out in Amish country, is the town of Intercourse. The way I go, I usually arrive at Paradise second…

    You can’t make that stuff up.

    Poor Dildo. Not near enough to Paradise for me at all.

    OMG, Brett. That sign is perfect. How could you not want to steal it?

    Later, silly Sunday people…


  8. Friar Says:


    Hahahah! Leave it to the Amish to come up with a name like that! (Probably because they’re so repressed..!)

    Ohhh..just go ahead, and tell the dirty jokes! I promise… I won’t be offended.

    It’s not like it’s stopped any of the other ladies before! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. wendikelly Says:

    the things I’ve learned since I became a blogger. It has been an eye-opening experience for sure.

    Friar, the ways you have educated me. Thanks Doc. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. ROFLOL!!!
    Oh seriously, there is no clean answer here…. Although in regards to Dripping Springs, I think fondly of that little detour we took on that trip…:))))) Detours….and touring, mighty fine.

  11. Friar Says:


    Well, now that you know a town in Newfoundland is called “Dildo”, isn’t your life that much richer!? ๐Ÿ™‚


    Intercourse or Fuck, I can tolerate. But Dripping Springs…somehow..that name just seems WRONG. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Maybe it was the gentle breezes under the cottonwoods…or the chilled Lone Star beer with water droplets condensing and sliding down the sides, or maybe it was sump’um else…but Dripping Springs was WRONG in all the RIGHT ways. :))) Yee Haa and boy howdy as they say down here.

  13. Steph Says:

    Can’t. Stop. Laughing!

  14. Jaden @ SfH Says:

    Dildo? What is the meaning and in what language? That one is definitely odd and needs a photo with the sign.

  15. Friar Says:

    Well, I’m not one to question what Texas does! I tell you what.

    @Breathe, Steph. Breathe.


    Who knows what kind of meaning Dildo has? They started colonizing the Rock back in the 1600’s (actually, the VIKINGS got there first around 1000 AD!)

  16. Brett Legree Says:

    An excerpt from the link:

    “The Dildo Island fish hatchery was established in 1889 by a Norwegian, Adolph Nielson, who was invited by the government of the day to begin the operation.”

    So looks like the Vikings *did* have something to do with naming it Dildo…

    Maybe here?

    “The word “dildo” originally referred to the phallus-shaped peg used to lock an oar in position on a dory (small boat). It would be inserted into a hole on the side of the boat…”

    So, seeing as the Vikings were sea-faring folks, it makes sense.

    (Hey, you asked.)

  17. Brett Legree Says:

    Just thought I’d share this one too (found it while searching for “Dildo, Newfoundland”)


  18. Friar Says:


    In the cesspool of trivia, you are a fountain of knowledge! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Friar Says:


    Those Vikings!! Is there ANYTHING they didn’t know?

  20. Wayne K. Says:

    just realised my blog is featured here ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. leah Says:

    hi…actually as you guys all joke bout the name dildo…i live there. and actually there is another couple of comminuty names in newfoundland that are….not normal…as in come by chance. hha but hey i get a kick out of the comments and yes our sign has been stolen so many times i cant count haha. but hey keep it up:P its pretty nice here come check it out …lol

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