We decided to forgo Larbador.
I was looking forward to seeing that part of the province in a car instead of on two wheels because I could take in the view a little more. Also I wanted to share the experience with Cynthia. In the end the conditions were not ideal. It has rained along the most dangerous part of the slick gravel road for days, and would be raining for several days more. This, grouped with so many miles of washboard gravel roads with the trailer and potential breakdown, solidified the decision to go by way of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
We drove for most of the days leading up to yesterday, and then made our way over on the ferry. Just under $500 got us all passage as well as our rig. With the savings in gas by not doing Labrador, it wasn’t that bad on the wallet.
After the tough time we had in Ottawa, Quebec was a welcome relief as we employed some of the things we had just learned to make our time easier. It was a real blessing to see the city with a little more peace in our hearts.
Now that we are in Newfoundland it feels like we are home. It’s weird to say that about a place we’ve visited only twice before, but there is just something about this place and its people that we love.
It’s the island life, I think. It’s not like Hawaii (another place that feels like home to us), but it carries an attitude and mystery to it like a tropical place (that just happens to have vicious winters).
Anyway, it’s good to be back. We look forward to further exploring this wonderful province. It will be hard to leave, especially since almost everyone got borderline sea sick on the ferry in.