We read of someone making this journey in a UHaul, but have no idea how they survived. A low-seated vehicle has little chance of surviving unscathed.
Finally, we arrived in Port Hope Simpson where we had a reservation at <a href="http://www.labradorcoastaldrive.com/home/97">The Alexis Hotel</a>, which was purported to be a reasonably nice place to stay. HA!
A little background, many years ago in Iceland my mother injured herself such that while she can walk, stairs pose a considerable challenge. As such, when making hotel reservation, she always asks, “Is your property more than one story?” If the answer is yes, she inquires further, “Do you have an elevator?” If the answer is no, she requests a room on the first floor citing her disability.
The Alexis Hotel said they would provide a room on the first floor without indicating that this would provide a vastly different experience than if we were to stay on the second floor. They also did not make note on the reservation of our request.
When we arrived, they had our reservation, but no room on the first floor. The woman at the front desk was gruff, and so we quietly went to our room, which did not have a number on it. The key was tricky, and, after jiggling it for awhile, we asked to confirm we were trying to open the correct room.
Once inside we saw a room that rivaled the rooms of guesthouses in Laos and Thailand, which I visited the previous February. An industrialized society would not have considered this room as that of a 2 1/2 star accommodation.