Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring break at the Manicouagan Reservoir

Two weeks ago I introduced everyone to the manicouagan reservoir crater from outer space. Now I will show you what it looked like up close last week.

A small herd of Caribou stroll along the lake surface, purportedly frozen 6 feet down.

There is the Manic-5 Dam, it is the worlds largest multiple arch and buttress dam (214 m tall and 1.3 km long), its hard to get a sense of scale from the photo.

There is one road that goes past it, Rt 389. It is an amazing road, well isolated from civilization but surprisingly well traveled even in winter. The road goes 561 km without a single city or town and only 3 gas stations. We did make it to Labrador city in the end.

Labrador city is just past the 52 Parallel.

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