But now that some restrictions are starting to ease, we thought it timely to share a few ideas on baby steps we can take to safely reengage with the world around us.
May is a beautiful time of year climate-wise. Cool, crisp mornings and warm afternoons make for ideal bushwalking conditions and there’s no shortage of options in the region. The Nightcap National Park has options to suit most abilities, so that’s a great place to start. Goonengerry National Park is also beautiful but a little less known. If you’re looking for plenty of great ideas (or an awesome Mother’s Day gift), pick up a copy of Byron Trailsand you’ll have many months of walking options to choose from.
And if COVID or other circumstances prevent you from going bush yourself, think about partaking in a local virtual-walk. Wendy from Vision Walks Eco Tours is doing Facebook live walks, where she’ll take you with her as she explores local tracks. She’s even done a night vision one which was awesome.
And speaking of virtual, I know there’s some virtual gigs happening so if you know of a good one, please share so we can all enjoy!
Something, or someone, we can all say hi to now are the whales! Yes, the first humpbacks of the season have already been spotted off the coast so time to get the binoculars out for some whale watching. There’s something so majestic about whales… Anyway, you can responsibly go for a walk on coastal areas and keep an eye out for early-season visitors. Just remember appropriate social distancing of the human kind. If you want to nerd out, download the app to see where and when whales are spotted.
And if bushwalks and whales don’t float your boat, here’s something else to keep an eye on this month: a new craft brewery. Now that’s exciting! Wandanain Mullumbimby was due to open last month, but then, well, COVID! Anyway, the guys are opening for takeaways from 10 May and are planning some options for takeaway food and beers the following weekend. We’ve already got them lined up to be on offer with our deliveries from next week, but please give them some love and go and buy some direct too. Keep an eye on their Facebookand Instagramto find out more.