Ski-dooing in Rural Newfoundland…

Da' Yammie, Conche, NL
Buddy Wasisname, a Canadian Comedian born in Newfoundland & Labrador has been known to tell jokes, especially about “Da Yammie”.  
Buddy Wasisname: You knows what a Yammie is? Ah? What? You don’t what a Yammie is? A Ski-doo with a Yahama sticker on ‘er.
To many rural Newfoundlanders & Labradorians they love the winter activity of ski-dooing. It is one of those brands that super-cedes the term of being referred to as snowmobiling. It is up there with brands like “Scotch Tape“, “Kleenex” and “Windex“.  
When visiting Conche, I saw this Yahama Bravo taking in the view of the harbour as the owner had last left it there. My father always loved his Bravo. He used it to haul wood and take him for many rides in the woods.  My sister can certainly remember going around the house on Da Yammie. I was much younger, but certainly remember my father taking me with him at times for rides in the woods, sometimes where he was rabbit snaring. He would even show me how to tail a slip. Those are good memories.
Ski-dooing in Bide-Arm
A visit to Bide-Arm also demonstrated that many people use their ski-doos, as the tracks were well-marked. As I write this, there are children outside on ski-doo, towing others on GTs. We had fun buzzing around the houses in the community. Sometimes we would even do the same,  throw snowballs or take a ride in the woods. There is nothing like ice-fishing on the pond or having a boil-up using pond water to make a cup of Tea. To date I have not found a better place to enjoy a cup of tea than at the cabin.
Although we are into the Spring season, there is lots of snow in Northern Newfoundland. For those who enjoy ski-dooing, there is still an opportunity to enjoy the countryside.
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Christopher Mitchelmore


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