I was tired from my journey and didn't do a lot on my first day on the island. I went to where I was staying, met Val the owner who kindly gave me a quick driving tour of the locality to help me get orientated, and then walked to Half Tree Hollow and back, a steep 3km each way, at about a ten percent gradient. By the time I got back it was dark.
It was a clear night, and the skies were stunning. Venus was in the west, Jupiter overhead, the Southern Cross in the south and the Plough in the north. The Milky Way was stunning and bright, and I took some photos of it curving over the house I was staying in.