We were up early for a tender ride from the Veendam to Ilha Grande, Brazil. This is the third largest Brazilian island and it has been virtually turned into a nature preserve. It was warm and humid but very bearable on our hike to the beaches and waterfalls. After being out for a few hours hiking away we stopped at a beach dive for the best beer I have ever had. When we got back to the ship some creature that crawled up (way up if you get my drift) my pant leg to take a chomp out of me. Ouch! It was a great stop. There may not be many more here since there is some thought that too many people are coming to the island.