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I knew it was going to be a wonderful swim this morning. From the moment I saw the eager faces of the 6.30's as they headed down the ramp and caught sight of the serenity of the morning sunlight as it cast soft rays on the horizon, I knew it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pacific Jules
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It was a spectacular morning. Even though the breeze threatened to intensify, most of us enjoyed a calm crossing before the choppiness set in. The water temperature was a refreshing 16.8 - perfect for anyone who was feeling tired or sluggish or unmotivated. I know after working a 12.5 hour... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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There was so much to celebrate today. Everyone I spoke to, seemed to have a really fantastic reason to be happy. With a stunning red sunrise introducing a perfect, cloudless, blue-sky morning how could we not be feeling energised. The water temperature felt like it was back over 17 degrees,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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This morning I chatted to Stu and his beautiful 6 month old daughter Evie. He was admiring the perfection of the Bay and how calm, colourful and inviting the conditions looked. I was admiring his adorable bundle of joy and cuteness. We started talking about how wonderful the swim is,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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The gusty, windy conditions were very deceiving. As I lay tucked under my duvet, in the darkness of pre dawn, listening to the howling wind, I imagined the conditions at Manly would be less than ideal. Blogging duties ensured I made it down to the Beach before sunrise where all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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ok I admit, today seemed bleak, dreary, dark, wet, cold and unmotivating, but that was only until I arrived at B & B central, where the sense of anticipation of disrobing to jump into the calm waters grew rapidly for the 6.30's. As the rain fell and the clouds overhead... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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The late sunrise and dim light from the beach front were unable to hide the fact that the tide was very low. In fact it was only .34m high at 6.23am. so the lucky 6.30's literally walked to the point. Jill and John preparing to set out Shelley, Guy, Dorsett,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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I'm not going to lie...... This morning was hard! After the heat and tropical waters of Bali I found it very hard to feel excited about swimming. During my 20 minute drive to Manly in pre dawn darkness, cold and rain, I was thinking "Am I mad? Do I really... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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This morning dawned with so much promise. The sunrise was spectacular as it breached the narrow band of cloud on the horizon. The water was relatively warm, certainly over 20 degrees and continues to feel like smooth silk as you make your way to the point. Clarity has returned to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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We have been so spoilt lately that as soon as conditions aren't absolutely perfect there is a moment......just a moment, of disappointment. Not that the chilly morning deterred any of these regulars Nat started out at 6.30 as she had to teach today. Michele, Andrew and John Michele, Martin and... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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I knew I had to be very organised this morning. I had a very extensive mental list going and I was wondering how I was going to be able to achieve everything I had to do. My planning process started by thinking: I've got to get up early so I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Another perfect morning! There were smiles all round today. Energy was in abundance and camaraderie was everywhere. Despite the catastrophic cyclone that hit our northern neighbours, our bay was bathed in a glorious silver grey light that highlighted the perfectly calm and gentle sea. This morning I saw many swimmers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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I'm sure most of us were tempted to stay tucked in bed as the alarm sounded this morning. And certainly many did. With the rain falling heavily and no sign or hint of daybreak I found it a challenge to get down to Manly. But as soon as I saw... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Once again Mother Nature has shown just how creative she can be. The conditions today offered a complexity and diversity that only she could conjure up. With black, heavy storm clouds gathering on the horizon, but patches of clear blue sky directly above us, most swimmers accepted it was going... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Spectacular.....Spellbinding.....Serene....Sensational....Stunning Sunrise! I couldn't choose which adjective to best describe the beautiful morning, so you have them all! It was perfect. I will try and detail the highlights to the best of my ability, for those unfortunate swimmers who couldn't make the swim this morning. It was a very comfortable... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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What a spectacular morning! I overheard many swimmers exclaim gleefully that it was the best swim this year. We had pretty perfect conditions! The blissfully cool morning dawned with lots of low cloud and a little mist. The soft, grey light only seemed to enhance the bright smiles on everyones... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Today, as I had what seemed like a thousand things to do, I had to prioritise. Of course, as usual the swim comes number one on my list every morning. And todays swim was worthy of that prime position. Obviously 375 others also made that same choice. The recent heat... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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After the excesses of the Christmas and New Year period I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels sluggish and just a little exhausted. It always astounds me just what an impact a dive in at Manly and a swim across the bay has on my feelings of wellbeing.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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It was a slightly overcast dull daybreak but there was absolutely nothing dull about all the swimmers this morning. There was so much colour, everyone was smiling and we had a number of families doing the swim together. School holidays are a wonderful time to change pace and enjoy family... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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What a spectacular morning! I woke up earlier than usual and headed down to Manly to try and catch the 6am-ers but was slightly late so I walked to Fairy bower to get an action shot of their crossing. It was so beautiful I decided to pause for a while... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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I was in a slight panic this morning. I hadn't had time to plan my blog and I felt very uninspired with no idea for a theme. I shouldn't have worried. There was no need for a theme today. There was so much to celebrate, experience and enjoy so I'll... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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It has been quite some time since my last blog as I was busy supervising HSC exams. Thanks Lainey for holding the blogging fort! I am so relieved to be back into my normal routine of being able to swim most mornings and to feel the benefits that our swim... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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After the recent high winds I mistakenly thought we might be in for some rough seas. Instead we were welcomed by the most spectacular conditions - Clear skies, pond-like ocean, clear and blue, with no hint of a breeze. Perfectly Perfect!! The 6am swimmers, all 20 of them, strode out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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My plan this morning was to get up at 5am, come down for a walk before swimming, swim across the calm, gentle clear waters of our bay to Shelley and then enjoy a birthday breakfast with Robyn and Co. That was Plan A. Plan B was quickly put into place... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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I was lucky enough to blog on the 1st of June to herald in the first day of winter so I feel especially grateful to be blogging today to farewell this incredible season. I thought it might be a good opportunity to recap on some of the highlights and occasions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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