This morning was, once again, chilly & cold on the forward deck as we approached Stewart Island. Ed, Becky & I, layered up for the day, were on the first tender ashore. The island is full of fabulous hiking trails which we took full advantage of climbing up & down & up & down all day. The scenery, green, lush & full of all varieties of ferns was amazing. We saw a number of bird species including very large parrots and what appeared to be giant, very colorful pigeons… We came upon a golf course as we emerged from on of our treks and Ed stopped for a little golf. The day was chilly, the skies overcast for a large portion of the day but it did not damper our enthusiasm or our spirits. The day was great! We really loved Stewart Island and its beautiful flora & fauna….