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reveries of an amateur long-distance hiker

Day 24

September 30th, 2015

Sep 24 day 24 Auckland 0 km, Zero Day


A day much like yesterday. Had to check out of the YHA hostel as they were booked, but found a luxury hotel room just down the block for the same cost. Hotels.com came through on that. And Ubertec also delivered, getting my new phone in and set up by noon. The sun finally came out, so I spent early afternoon strolling down by the docks, then over to the Shakespear Brewery for a celebratory IPA (the first really good beer I’ve had so far). Then back to the hotel for a few hours downloading apps, maps, and other stuff to make my phone a functional navigation device. It’s pretty stripped down for now, but its main purpose is to be sure I’m on the right path. There was a scale in the hotel, down to about 181 lbs, so I went to one of those Asian all-you-can-eat meat barbecue places and played the glutton.