Gagnon was a mining town , that when the mine closed was bulldozed ; curbs and sidewalks are all that remains plus 90 kms of pavement .
A small dirt section , 40 kms and then pavement to Relais Gabriel .
After a coffee break ( 2 coffee $5.75 ) 100 kms of dirt road to Manic 5 .
Manic 5 is impressive , it's huge ; Pat and I and another rider where here a few years ago ; we came up from Baie Comeau spent the night and went back south . On that trip we did the hydro facility tour ( highly recommend ) and took lots of pictures ; that's why you will not see many here .
The road from Manic 5 to Baie Comeau , paved ; is a fun ride .
We arrive Baie Comeau in time for the 8:00 PM ferry to Matane .
Pat doing a duct tape repair after a screw vibrated loose , don't leave home with out it .
From here on home to Moncton was uneventful , we've done it many times ; the exciting part of the trip is over ; Pat and I enjoyed the adventure ; I hope you enjoyed reading about it .