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Home Is Where The Heart Is: The "Saltwater Joys" Title Explained

A name is defined as a word or combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known. In choosing a name for this blog, ensuring an immediate connection between the reader and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and its people was key. The experience at Woody Island Resort is certainly unique, but always stays true to Newfoundland, so any title had to reflect that.

Whether it's generosity, friendliness, hospitality, or perseverance, the people of this province are known to be some of the nicest and most hardworking folks on the planet.These are the traits of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians that are beautifully portrayed though many forms of art. The music, literature, dance, photography and storytelling communities are all strong and flourishing in this province, so there was certainly no shortage of material from which to choose a title.

After careful consideration, "Saltwater Joys" emerged as the best representation of this province and its values. "Saltwater Joys" is of course the name of the famous song that so accurately depicts the resilient and appreciative mindset of the people of this province, people who have persevered in such a harsh and unforgiving yet ultimately rewarding locale for over five hundred years. "Saltwater Joys" conjures up distinct Newfoundland memories to all who have a connection to this province. Even if you don't have a noteworthy link to the province, the song definitely helps to provide some perspective. Watch, listen, and enjoy!                                                                                           
Saltwater Joys - Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (YouTube video by JayBrew391):

At Woody Island Resort, there is an abundance of ubiquitous local sights, smells, and sounds. Whether you're sitting on the veranda enjoying breathtaking views of Placentia Bay, savoring delicious home cooked meals, or listening to a lively accordion song, there is no mistaking this place for any other. This is Newfoundland and Labrador, and everyone is invited!

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Welcome to Saltwater Joys, the Woody Island Resort Blog!

Welcome aboard!

In a sentence, Woody Island Resort is a truly unique Newfoundland and Labrador vacation experience. 
This blog will showcase our beautiful resort and the unmatched hospitality that we strive to offer to every guest. From breathtaking scenery and wildlife to delicious home cooked meals and live traditional music, Woody Island Resort epitomizes what Newfoundland and Labrador is all about.
Situated on Woody Island (A in the photo below) in pristine Placentia Bay on the east coast of Newfoundland, Canada, the resort is approximately two hours drive west from St. John's and southeast from Gander. After arriving at our sailing point in Garden Cove, a 40 minute cruise aboard the Merasheen is all that separates you from an amazing, all-inclusive getaway.
Whether you're looking to relax, discover our rich heritage, or take part in spirited excursions, Woody Island Resort has something for everyone!
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Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for plenty more in the near future!

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