MOTUEKA, New Zealand I pulled off Highway 61 and set up my tent before the impending storm clouds.
Minutes later, I was standing hip deep in the Motueka River waving a graphite rod in the air and flirting with electrocution. Lightning cracked the sky apart and thunder banged off the mountains.
Back in the rental car to wait out the storm, I studied road maps and hummed Bob Dylan's song, "Highway 61."
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