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June 14th, 2003

Greymouth to Punakaiki, New Zealand
45 km (28.0 mi)

Slow getting out of Greymouth today. Wasn't hungover, just kinda running slow from being out till 2:30am. Clothes reeked of cigarette smoke. I'll be glad when they ban smoking in all public places. (how can we look cool if we can't smoke!)

It was a pretty nice ride along the coast, the road actually goes right by the ocean. There were a few hills and the slowed things down a bit. Stopped at the Pancake Rocks/Blowholes at Punukaki. There were a bunch of meathead 20 year oldish kids perched out on a rock for a photo. (Do not climb on rocks Mr. Sign says).

Found the backpackers and decided to stay there, wasn't going to make it to Westport before dark. Met a couple guys from the UK. One was playing a Pavement CD. I asked him what it was and he said it was an "Australian tour promo CD with rare B-sides". Awesome, a record nerd! We went to the pub that night because the All Blacks were playing England in Rugby. (NZ lost). We spent most of the night just talking music music music. Both of them (Ben & Ryan, hi!) worked in record stores...so we all had a lot of similar stories and terms for various types of customers. (at the one I worked at we had Death Metal guy, the Budget Rack dudes, and the REM girl). It brought back a lot of memories. One guy would always come in and try and weasel down the price by saying that the "cd was across the street for only $25.99", I just told him he'd probably better buy it over there then. (since I knew they did't have it).

Might go tomorrow, might not, it is raining really hard now.

 

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Greymouth, New Zealand

cat stuff all over the hostel room, I was in the "cat" room

Greymouth, New Zealand



Greymouth, New Zealand



Greymouth, New Zealand



n of Greymouth, New Zealand



n of Greymouth, New Zealand



n of Greymouth, New Zealand



n of Greymouth, New Zealand




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