We got an early start today, as the forecast called for rain all day after 10am. The plan was to get to Hokitika which was only 55km away from camp. The only town of note we passed through was Ross, an old gold town where the largest nugget in New Zealand was discovered.
We were given only a tiny bit of rain on the way until we arrived at Hokitika. Fortunately by the time it started raining we were inside the library mooching some Internet. I finally had access to a PC and uploaded my Garmin data and found that I'm at about 1700 miles for the trip thus far.
So for lodging tonight we both had our first warmshowers.org host, Kevin. We were greeted with great hospitality. Not only did we get a warm shower and a bed for the night, Kevin even made us a delicious (and large) dinner. We spent the night talking about traveling, the other people he's hosted over the years and about cycling.