Distance: 14km (8.7 miles)
We thought we were travelling light but when we were in Grand Falls – Windsor we decided to shed some more weight to lighten the load on our backs (especially on B’s back ;)). And Port aux Basques is still a long way to go… We left some shirts behind, a down jacket, our spare shoes, our stove and kettle, and some Euro coins – very heavy and not of much use here.
We also decided to use our water filter a bit more. There is no need to carry a whole lot of water on the trail, because until now not a day has passed without access to a stream or a pond. Together our packs where about 4 or 5 kg lighter when we left Grand Falls – Windsor for Thunder Brook.
Thunder Brook is a stream more or less halfway between Grand Falls -Windsor and Badger. This was the first time we were going to wild camp as there was no accommodation available and we found Badger just a little bit too far for one day (31 km). We found a nice, sheltered spot close to the trail, the weather was good, and there was just enough wind to keep the mosquitoes away. Lucky us!