Morning Glory

Roughly between August and November, Burketown becomes the home of intrepid cloud-spotters, when ‘morning glory’ clouds frequently (but unpredictably) roll in. A rare meteorological phenomenon, these tubular clouds come in wave-like sets of up to eight. Each can be up to 1000km long and 2km high. They travel at speeds of up to 60km per hour. As the sun rises, gliders head up in the hope of catching one; ask around and chances are someone will take you along for the ride. For a close-up look at the clouds aboard a light plane, contact Gulf-wide charter company Savannah Aviation.