We unpacked pretty much everything we had. Some of it needed drying, while Joe and I had to sort out what we would take on the next tramp. So the fourth person in the four person room we were in had a bit of an obstacle course to get through.
Wednesday February 6th
This was Waitangi Day, but no one seemed to take much notice of that.
Joe slept in. I had breakfast in a cafe by myself and wandered around the town. Adrienne went to visit a doctor to get some antibiotics for a possible ear infection. Then she went quad-biking, while Joe and I did a short climb to a lookout on the hill behind Greymouth, then did food shopping for the Three Passes. In the evening the three of us watched the sunset from the beach, before finding a pub for dinner where we could watch the cricket.
Before going to bed I read an entire trashy war novel (by JE MacDonnell) found on the hostel shelves.