Oh well - I'll make the run to HVGB and double back, with a reason to come back another time.
Questor and I are doing the full Trans-Lab/Newfoundland/Nova Scotia loop at the end of August/early September. We've got one other rider plus my friend James, who's driving his Jeep and carrying our gear for us. PM me if you're interested in coming with.
Can't wait to read the rest of your RR!