Through the mountains
Trip Start Sep 08, 2011
44Trip End Dec 20, 2011
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And then my plans hit a little bump. Literally. The roads are narrow, so I was on the edge of my side of the road trying to make sure passing traffic could get by, and I hit a pothole. A big one. I thought I was going to miss it, but nope. Anyways, I got a flat tire, which wasn’t bad…but The lip on the wheel rim bent up in one spot…that’s why the tire went flat. So now I have to deal with that…however much it’ll cost. Anyways, I popped on the spare (which is a real tire, not one of those lame spares), but that meant I had to take all the stuff out of the trunk, which had become my closet/dresser/pantry/kitchen…and since when I get to the hertz station in greymouth tomorrow, they’ll want to see the tire, I have to leave all my stuff in the back seat where I moved it. I organized as best I can, but it just looks messy.
Oh well. Made it to the village "Arthur’s Pass", went for a 2-3 hour hike, saw some awesome views, had lunch, drove to the campsite I was staying at, and here I sit, slightly bored. Yes, there’s a nice lake, but it’s 7pm now, the sun is behind trees and clouds so it got cold, and the wilderness doesn’t have internet.
Well, tomorrow’s another day. I didn’t even bother to set up my tent tonight. I’ll just sleep in the car.
Until next time!