I brought the camera with me this week. Last week, I decided to try another route to the western half of the province. There is no direct route from Miramichi to here. The route I tried is the northern route. As it turns out, this highway’s reputation is much worse than it is in real life. It is better driving than the way I had been going, takes about 20 minutes less time and I use noticeably less gas. Nonetheless, there is a sign at the eastern end of the highway after the last of the houses which one would only be likely to find in Canada (you can click on all the images below to see the full size image):
The translation for the sign is, “make sure you’ve got a tank full of gas and supplies. This road is not our top priority.” About 50 km from the sign (into the wilderness) is this stream/river. The first image is upstream. The second is downstream.
After another 50 km or so, I also saw this river/stream. Both of these rivers are in a protected wilderness area. Upstream and then down.
At about 125 km after the sign, I arrive in Plaster Rock. Plaster Rock is home to Tobique Log Homes, who built Plaster Rock’s handcrafted log tourism center: