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Change is good. Change and adaptation is survival. I personally prefer things to stay the same and I love routine. This morning the traffic (vehicular and foot) was huge. It is pouring and is is the second week in March so it must be Coastrek, walkers to Bondi raising money... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Today was for the BOLD swimmers of the Bold and Beautiful. Mountainous seas. Loads of surfers. Bomborra out to sea. The lifesavers announced on the tannoy that the beach remained closed and swimmers should not swim but also that learner surfers should not go out. On such a day, people... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Autumn is the best time of year to swim. As one early swimmer reported, no jimbles, warm water, good conditions! Get yourself down to the beach and swim. Alan and Bernhard Dave and Allison - People of the Wall Rob, Alan and Martin know it is the best One newbie... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Pacific Jules
I was looking forward to my swim today even more than usual. I did not want to be overwhelmed by blue bottles or waves. Nor did I want to be underwhelmed by such rough conditions that I could not swim at all. I was looking for that perfect state -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Pacific Jules
This week I felt peeved because on several occasions I encountered writers saying "disinterested" when they clearly meant "uninterested" - what to do?? Have a swim. After a few moments in the water, I will be free of peeves. Here are my fellow swimmers who will have the same benefit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Pacific Jules
I would like to recognise the unsung heroes who supply us with acronyms. They are the dinosaur age whose work evolved into SMS so we can walk around saying LOL and IMHO or YOLO and everyone knows what we mean. We almost had in the 1990s the Federal Administrative Review... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Pacific Jules
I was surprised by how dark it was this morning and realised that it was not the cloud cover but that the days are getting shorter already. That did not stop 120 early swimmers for a total of 320 swimmers today!!! and 12 newbies joined up. The water was lovely... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Pacific Jules
wow. that is amazing. I am glad you were there to catch that marathon ending! I had no idea. I wonder if they then had a dip. sad to hear about the blue bottle stings. Beautiful shots of those very excellent early swimmers. The real deal
Such beautiful photos - and what a bonus seeing the turtle.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2017 on Clear Carnival Condition Cruise at Pacific Jules
Brian - your photos are superb. i wish I had swum but reading your blog is almost as good. Congratulations Mary - a 1000km and a 1000 excellent blogs and photos. I am looking forward to the next 1000km so get going
Faced this morning with a "carpet of blue bottles" I recalled I was reading about happiness and found this advice: "Our lymphatic system doesn’t have muscles to get it moving; it works when we move other parts of our body and allow gravity to massage it. Raising our arms generates... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Pacific Jules
splendid photos Andrew. The conditions look very calm and beautiful.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2017 on 16/01/17 - Living Beneath the Flaw at Pacific Jules
Today's date makes me think of horror movies and with my laziness in this summer season and in a heat wave, surely I can come up with a BB themed horror movie or game that will make me a fortune and allow me to retire to Manly . Like many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Pacific Jules
This blog was brought to you by me because of the kindness of swimmers. I took lovely swimmer photos including some new swimmers and one young swimmer training for the 2km Cole Classic but i lost my camera in the swim to Shelly Beach. I was concentrating on my elbows... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Pacific Jules
This time of year sees people travelling around to visit relatives and this sometimes involves travel from one state to another. It was lovely to see swimmers joining us from the Northern Territory and Victoria etc. An Alice Springs swimmer from below (was escaping the floods I presume). Welcome Mark... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Pacific Jules
It was too long already. I am reading a Norwegian crime fiction. Gunnar staalesen We Shall Inherit the Earth. A solid 6 out of 10. Elizabeth Stewart, Director Legal, Property NSW, DFSI
I am very very pleased to have swum it. I was scared out the back but lots of practice being scared prepared me Elizabeth Stewart, Director Legal, Property NSW, DFSI
Every swim is its own adventure and has its own features - waves, swell, sky, stingers/not. Today was Helen's birthday. Happy birthday Helen: New swimmers seeking an adventurous life by joining BB Ted's triangle completed a marriage is a REAL life adventure Wendy and Ryan travelled all the way... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Pacific Jules
I re read the blog this morning just to see the star jumps and it has lifted my day. thanks Elaine. I am so excited to have a triple badge in the offing. YAY! a blog with unlimited good news. Thanks Elaine - you always leave the reader smiling
320 swimmers 25 newbies 20.2 degrees Elizabeth Stewart, Director Legal, Property NSW, DFSI
I am keen on online shopping. Sitting on the couch and surfing the net, finding lots of things I don't already have. But very often when it arrives - unless it is a book - I will have forgotten that I have ordered it or if I remember it is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Pacific Jules
ABC Radio was lucky to have a brush with fame this morning. A call from Management no less! "John" called in to mention the swim at Manly and also put in a guess for the mystery song. This got me thinking about celebrity and reality shows which I somehow know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Pacific Jules
I get to the beach and see blue bottles on the sand. Oh no. The early swimmers who could lie but always faithfully report the conditions say there are none at Queenscliff (but I am at South Steyne). Also going to Shelly, the blue bottles are at the rocks so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Pacific Jules
There are some good things happening. Hot off the press: Howard James has broken a 37 year record for the latest swim in the English Channel starting midnight 3 November with air temp of 4 degrees and 14 in the water, completing it in 11 hours 38 minutes. His nickname... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Pacific Jules
I have been told and tell my children not to judge a book by its cover but we all know that everyone including me, does judge a book by its cover. That is why, even though I identify myself as an ocean swimmer, people find it surprising. And I do... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Pacific Jules