August 21, 2003
63 kilometers west of Churchill Falls, Labrador.
The Trans Labrador highway is pretty well straight as you've determined from the last few photos. There is the occasional elevation change, but as far as curves go, they are gentle at best. The best place to drive is the hard packed tracks made by cars and trucks, although it can be a bit rough at times due to potholes. If graders have smoothed the road out, it can be like driving on marbles. Driving itself isn't difficult but the constant concentration required to avoid larger rocks like the one ahead of me in the photo, can be very tiring. Speeds varied from as low as 50 km/hr to as high as 110 km/hr depending on the road surface. The majority of the time, 80 km/hr was an easy pace. Ego has no place here unless you don't mind being inconvenienced by a long wait for help.