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Across Newfoundland Island Aug 1, 2011
Road by Porrage Lake Road by Lloyds River

My ferry arrived to Port aux Basque in Newfoundland, Canada at 1 a.m. I decided to drive north for another hour ending my day somewhere in the woods. Next morning shortly after I woke up, a pickup truck was passing by. A guy stopped and asked, "Where do you plan to fish? I have never fished before and had no plans to do it in near future, but he was a very friendly man and gave me some tips on fishing in nearby lakes anyway.

Having lunch in Newfoundland Widerness View from Star Brook Bridge

Newfoundland has one main highway (part of Trans-Canada Highway) connecting two ends of the island, over 900 km in distance. This was a paved road in a direction, I have chosen. However, analyzing local maps, I found a "shortcut" leading through the center part of the island. It seemed quite attractive to me. I turned from the main highway onto route 340. After 50.5 km, I noticed the only road to the left, or rather straight because route 340 curved to the right. The sign indicated Abitigio Price Rd. I was not sure if I should take this road or not. The trucker was passing by and I asked him for the opinion. He was not sure either, saying, "This road is not often used; it is hard to say what conditions are there. In fact, it was a logging road, in decent condition, but slow. I was driving at speed of 15 - 30 km/h. The 150 km / 95 miles journey took me almost 6 hours, until I reach paved road 370 leading to Badgar. It was getting dark; my next destination was Fortune from where I had plans to take a ferry to St. Pierre and Miquelon. It was a long night drive to get there. I reached Fortune at three in the morning.

Star Brook Bridge Road by Red Indian Lake