I put paint protection film on the leading edges and a 7 year ceramic coating on my Tesla when I first got it, and I just had my 2005 Sprinter detailed and they followed up with ceramic coating on it too, should give me a few years of not waxing and not losing my clear coat. Water beads nice now.I recently picked up the same but with 4X$ option. how do you keep it clean??
The Trans Labrador - what a trip!No, nada, zero , late summer is the best time to travel north.
We are Planning Trans Labrador for summer and is going to be a different world!
Thanks!! Great informationThe Trans Labrador - what a trip!
If you are interested I have a few suggestions and tips. Keep in mind that this was BC (before covid) and things may have changed.
Assuming you are going via Baie Comeau and up towards Manic 5 on route 389 to Labrador City - we found the Hydro Quebec tour of Manic 5 awesome.
Just before Labrador, still in Quebec, there is a large Iron Ore mine ArcelorMittal Mines Canada and back in the days of early August 2018 there were mine tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Once in Labrador, find the hotel on the program where they lend you a free satellite phone and you return it at the end of your trip at another participating hotel.
The few tourist info centers in Labrador have free wifi and you can park overnight. We were going to boondock halfway to Churchill Falls from Labrador City and it didn't take long before the NOSEEUMS had us closing all the windows because they are small enough to get through the screens.
We missed the tour at Churchill Falls Hydro facility - I've heard that it is worth it. I don't think they do it every day but I won't miss it next time!
Once you get to Happy Valley/Goose Bay there is a ferry where you can rent a cabin and go up the coast some distance (6 day trip) and disembark for the hour or so that the ferry is in *town*. Don't be late getting back or you will be really up the proverbial creek with no paddle!
Heading south on route 510 is all paved now - back in the day it was around 400 kms of gravel - well maintened gravel I might add!
At Mary's Harbour there was free wifi at the General Store. Very popular with the locals. An outing we really enjoyed was the day trip to Battle Harbour.
Battle Harbour is a restored, 19th-century fishing village on a small island in the Labrador Sea. Regarded by generations as the unofficial capital of Labrador, it was once the salt fish capital of the world. Getting there involves arranging your schedule carefully to take the morning ferry from Mary’s Harbour, which departs once daily. The hour-long, open-boat ride across St. Lewis Inlet offers a great opportunity to glimpse seabirds, whales, and majestic icebergs.
Once you get to the older portion of the paved road on route 510 watch out for potholes. When we were there they had taken to using orange spray paint to encircle them so they were visible from a distance (most of them). By this time you will have cell service again and you can return your satellite phone. Apparently, we heard about this after our trip, all of the Department of Transport sheds, garages and road maintenance facilities in the middle of nowhere that you will see during your trip - have a free wifi hotspot available.
Once you get to Blanc Sablon Quebec be sure to try the local water from the municipal well. Go to the Tourist Information, ask for Eldon - he is great and also knows where the well is located.
If you are going to take the ferry to Newfoundland from Blanc Sablon (about 1.5 hours and highly reccomended), keep in mind that the ferry runs on Newfoundland time as opposed to the time zone you are in.
Have a great trip!
I think red is suppose to cut down on bugs. Unfortunately this was just a last minute thought to try a night shot, was only at this location for about 10 minutes then off to do chores. I do love camping under the stars though!Do red lights not attract bugs, or am I wrong?
With that star show in the background, I hope you had a great night star gazing and even better up on your roof rack.