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Inge The photos meld because I was rushing to finish. I did not get to mention Greg in the photo with you who has TWICE swim from manly to Bondi beach. To visit friends at Bondi!!! Also newbie Judy who picked not the best day to start but still had a great swim. I will put that book on the list
Verdict from the early swimmers was "bloody freezing" not to mention to seaweed, jelly blubbers, wind, bit of waves ("quite bumpy") and rubbish. However still a good swim overall. Here is Yassar from Honolulu. Honolulu is full of Australians so he probably thought he would come and see Australia and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pacific Jules
Last week I lost the will to hear anymore times the combination of words involving citizen -senator -parliament. But the media seems to have no idea that this topic is no longer of interest to me. This week, it seems Jackie Lambert Tasmanian senator may have - in addition to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Pacific Jules
I have always loved moustaches so am excited that Movember is finally here. I will be seeking out good moustaches. But also it is move-ember so if you have had a sedentary few months, now is the time to move. of course the Italian word for swimming is 'nuotare' so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Pacific Jules
So many lovely creatures visiting the BB and the aquatic reserve - latest is the "fever" of eagle rays but following whales, sharks, turtles etc. They must know it is a safe zone where they will be appreciated. I am not sure the fever was there. Or perhaps there was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Pacific Jules
I think young people are so clever these days. While it took me quite a while to find out about BB and get here to swim just from Lane Cove, we constantly get visits from overseas like Rolo and Marieke and Lars last week. This week we had Grunhilde and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Greeted by the sight of swimmers looking at the horizon, I wondered what the story was. It was 4 maybe 5 whales! so beautiful. so exciting. What a special treat for Fiona and Chris - each of whom was having a birthday today. Happy birthday to you both. Imagine that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Pacific Jules
I celebrated a birthday this week along with lots of other BnB swimmers. Getting older is sometimes connected with people feeling nostalgic about the 'old days' but I am not. I was thinking about the leaded petrol pollution, people littering before the Don't Litter campaign and the fact that we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Swimming is a way of feeling new and revitalised. No newbies today but if there were, they would find out what it is like to start your day with a swim. I have been spending a bit of time - like usual - investigating ways of improving my health and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Finding your Ikigai Apparently it is now "known" that working for longer may help you live longer. This may not sound all that appealing, but staying in the workplace for just one year more than another retired and healthy counterpart has been shown to be associated with an 11% lower... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Spring is here. Lots of things going on . People turning their minds to new things to do. Swimming is a great way to spend the first of September. The water was 18.1 and clear as clear can be. Yes there are baby jimbles thinking about reproducing somewhere but they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Arriving for a swim with the dashboard showing 9 degrees, and seeing the water temperature may not seem something to feel cheerful about but it is. And I am a grumpy old person. The sea was calm and clear. And it was John Schaeffer's 60th birthday. Happy birthday - what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Every generation has its own lingo and it is a matter that fascinates me. It means to be "self-aware, questioning the dominant paradigm and striving for something better." We are all WOKE because we are swimming. And if we were not, on the old paradigm[;] the temp would have us... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Pacific Jules
The date has been set for the badge ceremony - 19 Sept so all you need to do is get the swims in If you are not a badge collector then the swim is its own reward. The other people who came along today to enjoy the swim, potential badge[s],... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Also Paul Every has been clocking up loads of kms because he is swimming between the two main Japanese islands but today Sue Marinan knocked him off the Furthest Swim spot todayUNSTOPPABLE
I like those arty water shots. I am curious to know how you do such a great blog with 4 bloggers. You must be master collaborators. Very clear cool waters!
You are so busy because you get things done and done well. Thanks for great blog
It occurs to me what a global life we lead. I encounter at the swim lots of people who are from different parts of the world or who travel to different parts of the world. I have also recently very much enjoyed reading about Brendan Maher's swim of the English... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Pacific Jules
We-llness. I like that. Gorgeous photos of swimmers with sun. Thanks
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2017 on 24/07/17 - The Difference is We. at Pacific Jules
Just imagine. Julie Isbill has earned the Triple Crown - English Channel, Catalina Channel and the 20 bridges 46 km swim. As well as Rottnest laps etc. wow!
I support that hope!
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2017 on Saturday Vibes 22 July 2017 at Pacific Jules
I hope I am blogging on the day of Paul's swim because with all the comments on Michael Teys' massive achievement, I have so many comments listed on my blog. So thanks Michael for donating to Lifeline out of your swim and also getting my more comments than ever before!!
Recently the TV show Utopia started. It is so like my work that I can't watch or if I do watch, it makes me cry rather than laugh. It is almost like I fell asleep on the bus and talked about my day at work and the scriptwriter was taking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Pacific Jules