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Old 08-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #10
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Location: Moncton , NB.
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Yes , it's another Trans Lab Hwy report !

Leaving Red Bay the dirt road was not good , not difficult ; just major pot holes for approximately 30 kms ; then gradually improved.
It's difficult to describe the condition of the TLH with just a couple of adjectives ; as it is so long that conditions vary throughout it's length . There were sections that were freshly graded and therefore left soft patches but not to the degree where you would lose it and besides you could pick a line to avoid them ; and then there were sections that were hard packed with scattered pea gravel on top ; keep your eyes on the road ; no rubber necking .
For those who may not be aware , cell phone coverage in this part of the world is non existent ; there is a program in place where you can get a satellite phone in Mary's Harbour or Port Hope Simpson ; charge to your credit card ; going west turn it in at Lab City and receive a credit to your card and vice versa . However , this did not work for us ; when we tried to get one at the above two locations we were informed all the phones were in Lab City . If we run into trouble we'll use smoke signals , with the forest fires they have had near Lab City this summer ; maybe not .
A couple of pictures near Mary's Harbour .

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