As the easter long weekend gives way to shorter days and a coolth in the air, and we settle into some winter hours for the first time at Burra Bike & Board, it makes us realise that this is perhaps one of our most favourite times of year.
Over the Autumn months of May and June, the ocean temperatures generally retain their summer warmth of around 20 degrees Celcius, meaning it’s often warmer in the sea than it is outside. The ocean is also usually clearer and cleaner right now, as evidenced by the abundance of oceanlife congregating off our coastline. Indeed, May is the start of the whale season on our beloved South Coast, where humpbacks and baleens stretch north towards feeding and breeding grounds, and seals put on their best performances.
This time of year is often the best for calm kayak laps or cruisy stand-up paddle explorations of our bays and rivers, with a drop in nor-east winds we become so used to over summer.
And of course, doing life on a bike is great for warming up the heart and soul as the mercury drops. Earn your warming ales and fire-side wines with a brisk bike ride through the bush or retro streetscapes by day and you’ll soon agree with us that winter is done well at Culburra Beach.
Give us a call to hear about our best picks for a warming adventure in the Burra.