We rode back into town to top off on fuel and met an entourage of adventure riders with support vehicle in tow. PavementPounder offered to put us up for a night when we pass by in New Brunswick.
And we’re off! The newly made Phase III of the Trans Labrador Highway.
392 km till the next fuel station? No problem.
How many motorcyclists have ridden this stretch of highway before us? I would guess at least a hundred.
Lunch break by the river, but at an irritating cost. Once again these little black flies that seem to be everywhere know exactly where to pinpoint despite being covered up.
Not many humans have ventured into these parts; not yet at least. The gravel road was nicely made; a few soft spots here and there, but nothing us novices couldn’t handle.
We rode just shy of reaching the end of the new section and camped at a pullout near Cartwright Junction. It looked like it was going to rain so we thought we better quit while we’re still ahead.
The version of Microsoft Streets & Trips I have on my laptop doesn’t have the new section mapped out, but this would be the route one would have to take prior to December 16 of 2009.
Brand new gravel road.
Cartwright will be a ghost town.
Trans Lab is complete.