For something I was supposed to put together in a short time in January this has taken quite a while. Once we got to Stewart Island we spent the first day exploring. It was the only day when the weather was picture perfect, and we hired a couple of electric bikes.
This was the first time we has used electric bikes and they took quite a bit of getting used to: in particular going downhill. I was rusty. After an hour, however, we were enjoying ourselves, and we managed to cover about half of the roads on the Island.
We then managed to visit a local church and finally a bathing beach. And yes, that’s me wading in the water. It was surprising warm for about 47 south: however, you would not get me going swimming without a wetsuit.