Thursday, January 12, 2012
9 January 2012: Arrival in Greymouth
Greymouth is largely an industrial town lying along the west coast of the South Island, that is apparently fairly quiet after 6pm. Our arrival at 9:30pm left us with few options for dinner; we would eventually settle for a meal at McDonald’s, my first time eating from an international organization since arriving in New Zealand. We made our way to the local Youth Hostel Association (YHA) and had a restful evening, one that included showers and sleeping in beds…a welcome experience given we had been camping for the last three days!