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Lesley, I didn't think they are inappropriate but I can remove them if they are causing any offence. Just let me know.
This morning was more like a philosophical petri dish than a swim group. As we rolled with the resistance of staying in bed, and committed to the resistance of swimming we remembered that swimming is only possible with the resistance of the water. This morning’s swim reminded me of Hamlet’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Pacific Jules
That was my nanna's name too..
Have you ever had that sense when time disappears, you feel great for no good reason and get so involved in an activity that you lose all sense of yourself? Like you could do anything in that state? It’s called Flow and it happens when you are so immersed in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Pacific Jules
My only perfect student Lisa... let's enjoy our obsession...
9/10 is a high distinction!
Hope Nick gets a big crowd he deserves it
That might make you 8.5/10 Paul...
I have a confession, I need to come out. I know many of you have suspected this for some time. My name is Peter and I am a thalassophile. OK there you have it, I'm a lover of the ocean. Funny thing is, now that I'm out, I think many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Pacific Jules
I wouldn't call you a blogger robber Edwina...its all Ds fault anyway...
Thanks Simon, great to see I have one happy reader...
History may never be the same again Nobody, not even your humble blogger, suspected such a huge clash was pending. We just gathered as usual knowing that with the ocean and our swim mates we have the whole world in our hands. But just when we thought it was safe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Thanks John, love the blog. Bit mad like that.
So why does swimming in 17 degree water in winter make you feel great? Well there's lots of ways to answer that question, one way is to think about strengths. What are your strengths? Not necessarily just things you do well - because some things you may do well you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Pacific Jules
There are many things that make our group special, one of them is our optimistic outlook. Of course real optimism is the way we decide to answer the questions we ask ourselves. Like ‘how long will this beautiful winter last?’ Optimists like us find all the reasons we can to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Pacific Jules
The beat was more obvious this morning, but it’s there everyday. The inner beat you tune into that keeps your life in rhythm, and for us it includes an ocean swim. It’s why we feel out of rhythm when we don’t get a dose of the ocean. It’s part of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Pacific Jules
That kettle cracks me up Lainey...
A leaking thermos? Bugger
Thanks Lisa...
I just take cold shower ...brrrr
If Charles Darwin swam with us he would not need the extinct Dodo Bird to study because we have plenty of specimens that would make him proud. When he wrote: 'It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.' It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Pleasure Lainey for me to put a bit back when you put so much in. Charlie is a great kid and wonderful to see him supporting mum and dad.
Thats great prose Elizabeth
Thanks Bill... For me its the thought of seeing the people rather than the swim that is the biggest motivator on these chilly www mornings...
Gooday Paul, I admire your courage with a triple... I only managed a single and I was chilled...