Currently in Nelson (NZ) and i arrived about 4pm today to find all the normal places were full .... me n the missus are now staying in @bridge street hostel..formelly bumbles" What a shit hole....ive stayed in some interesting places but this takes the piss .... ive nearly assaulted one of what appears to be the residents ! For being down right rude and abusive to my girlfriend for absolutely no reason....if you flush the toilet the court yard where i was cooking my tea on the msr (as the kitchen was grose)at the time stinks of shit ! And worse still im booked in and paid for another night !!!!!!
Ive slept in cleaner holes in the ground , even bothys in scotland are cleaner ...id sooner eat off the floor in a bothy than eat off the plates in that craphole of a hostel !!!
.........and breathe .....and avoid this hostel please !
Other than that .....cycle tourings hard work ....im sure ive done my base milage quota ! sitting on 2800k atm since november 17th and will be at nearly 4000k before i come home ! Bikes are taking a beating worn through both tires and snapped my custom selle italia saddle gearing is pretty shot (worn chain and cogs) Racks and panniers holding up strong though !