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You are in bed, you can hear the rain pelting down, it's cold and time to answer that nagging question, 'to swim or not to swim?". Don't you hate it when you decide it is going to be a "bed" morning, then you read the blog and regret that you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Another perfect morning and to paraphrase Lao Tzu: "The journey of a thousand kilometres begins with one stroke". Dorset has been rebadged and getting even closer to his 2,000 kilometres. Guy is still recuperating from a shoulder injury but may be back in the water tomorrow if he can tear... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Today, besides blogging, I've racked up my 500ks. For too long I've looked on with tunnel envy. Today it was my turn to don the royal robes and walk the walk that has been denied to me for so long. With good reason, I was told beforehand, whatever happens in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at Pacific Jules
It was wonderful to turn up this morning and see a bit of swell making it into Manly. Of course the usual suspects were in attendance. Along with Chris, Adrian & Will who all compete together in a waterpolo team called the Semis. Photographers lined the shore to capture these... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Pacific Jules
What a difference a day makes. The end of daylight saving. After an extra hour of sleep, everyone arrived wired and eager to hit the water. Their bodyclock yet to adjust to the time difference. Ian arrived on his bike Lainey fitted in a 10k run prior to the swim... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Pacific Jules
This blogger has been sidelined from the water for the next 5 weeks. Today I can only sit, watch and ponder at what it is that draws us back to these almost pristine oceans from where all life began. Today I will endeavour to delve into the evolution of Homo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Pacific Jules
“Summer, adieu, goodbye, au revoir, farewell. Now day comes late; now chillier blows the breeze on forsaken beach” Today there was a lot of chat about this being the last Sunday of Summer. I awoke to the sound of rain on the roof, so easy to just pull up the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Manly beach was overwhelmed with hordes of people this morning. There were rumours that our founder, Her Royal Highness Julie Isbill, the patron saint of Pink Caps was back in town. The paparazzi were prowling. Special lookouts were setup. Even our own special lower middle management, Shaun dressed in his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Eight days into the New Year and another perfect morning in Manly for a B&B start to the day. My first blog of the year and I've been struck by writers block. I look over the previous week's blogs and see the wonderful contributions from my fellow bloggers. Nat's ongoing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Pacific Jules
There's a fine line between pleasure and pain. Yesterday John Bond valiantly led the 6k & 10k groups on what was described as a spectacular swim. Here are a couple of photos and you can clearly see on their faces that the pain of those distances was definitely outweighed by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Pacific Jules
Having just returned from over 3 months of travelling, it was wonderful to be greeted by the smiles and hugs of all my B&B buddies. Then to hit the pristine waters of CTB, no homecoming could have been sweeter. Meanwhile as another day dawned, swimmers were making their way down... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Pacific Jules
Another perfect B&B sunrise. I thought I would consult the blogmaster, Roger for any hints and inspiration for today. All he could say was "Don't forget to mention the Walk for Pancreastic Cancer next Sunday". This shot was taken after he survived severe disciplining because he left the walk info... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at Pacific Jules
I awoke at 3AM to the sound of rain pelting down. Great, I have to blog in the morning so no chance of reaching over and cancelling the alarm. As usual, Manly Beach and CTB, the perfect start to the day. Then seeing the papparazzi on the beach, I knew... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Pacific Jules
My first blog and any hopes of B&Bers frolicking in pristine conditions absolutely destroyed. While Sydney suffered the onset of this East Coast Low, still the diehards persevered. Nothing was going to stop these intrepid swimmers from reaching their precious piece of paradise, Cabbage Tree Bay. These unfailingly committed pink... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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