Labrador August 2015


It is not every day you get a chance to go to Labrador. I was lucky enough to be sent there for work and there was no way I wouldn’t go exploring while I was there. It started interestingly when I rented the car the woman’s spiel included “Don’t worry if you window gets a crack in it, this is Labrador.. it is weird if a windshield doesn’t have a crack in it”. I had time in the evenings to go exploring but it amazed me how isolated the city of Goose Bay actually is. There are basically 3 directions you can drive from Goose Bay the one to the north takes you to a community about 100km away on Lake Melville (the saltwater tidal lake). A route to the southwest takes you to Labrador city and and a route east takes you along the south coast of Labrador.. but not far down both roads there are signs that say  something like “400km until next services, check your fuel” These are some pictures I took while driving down those roads.. It is incredible the seemingly endless forest that is there.. you would go over hills and look over and just see nothing but forest or bogs as far as the eye could see.. The funny thing in the water is something I came across fairly close to town. It seems like various trucks used it to pull water out of the river and then spread it over the dirt roads.. I am not really sure why.. You can see the dust coming off the road as one of the trucks drove along.


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About jskuchta

I am just a guy who loves to explore the natural world. I love to hike and to take pictures of anything I find along the way from the smallest insect to the wide panorama of the sea. I am currently based in Toronto, Ontario but I like to travel everywhere I can. Here shall be a place for some of the things I find.

One response to “Labrador August 2015”

  1. Andrea says :

    Hmm I’d have thought putting water on dirt roads would make them worse to drive on with all the mud. I love the little stunted trees. They’re very cool!

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