Canadian Outback: 5

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2010 at 1:30 am

Unless you’re a very careful driver (as we were), the Trans-Labrador Highway is incredibly dangerous. There are narrow curves, soft gravel, pointed rocks, and the constant threat of moose in the road. Bears roam this country, and rabies outbreaks are common. Many drivers carry satellite phones. In over 300 miles, we never saw a single squad car.

We passed several wrecks, and the vehicles were simply abandoned on the road. But this crash was the most dramatic: an entire cargo truck, overturned and crushed into a ditch. My fellow passengers held hands over their faces and went pale. There was no telling what had happened, whether the driver had survived.


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