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This morning, air temp 15.2 while the water was a balmy 20.8. The Men Of The Sea - mythical creatures who live on land and sea, otherwise known as Murray, Ravi & Brent were pumped for a 6:30 start. Ange and Andy, a formidable couple were also eager to hit... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pacific Jules
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They came They swam They left They were happy 6:30 - the start of the BabeWatch fundraiser. Stats: Swimmers: 378 Newbies: lots Temp 22.8 Manly Art Gallery Society Libby said come and meet the movie star artists: Support your local community - presents BRILLIANT ARTISTS Film Series 2018 - 4... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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One person's trash is another person's treasure Nothing could be truer this morning. The Manly Surf Pro goes into its final day today with pretty well no waves. For us, slight offshore breeze, flat, no bluebottles, an absolute treasure. David, on his bike. No way was he going to miss... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Thanks Lainey, Unfortunately the photos of you bobbing on the waves didn't work
Thanks Lisa Sometimes those photos just work,
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The wind had swung around to the South, the blueys had been blown back out to sea and there was a beautiful even swell rolling in. A blissful start to the day. Matt and Pia Carol and Inge both eager to hit the water. Caitlin and Tim Nick and his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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This morning, a little overcast to start with but a beautiful morning for a swim and over 500 others thought so as well. It's a dry blog for me today as I am out of the water for 3 weeks. Luckily Nurse Daph is always on hand for a little... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Another perfect morning for a BnB swim. 22.4 degrees in the water, a nice even swell and the point almost flat. However, the Cole Classic was in town so we were swimming North. Numbers were down substantially this morning due to a lot of the regulars swimming in the Cole... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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The long and winding road I've seen that road and it leads me here. Apologies to Gen X & Y as this sentimental baby boomer reminisces about song lyrics from the 70s. Because of the carnival at Manly this morning, Guy provided directions and advice, in his own very special... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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'Twas the day before Christmas and guess who got carried away with all the Xmas festivities and forgot they were supposed to be blogging this morning. It was only after the swim I found out it was supposed to be me. An amazing morning with 635 swimmers including 83 newbies.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Just over 2 weeks until Xmas so I really should think about braving the hordes and start some Xmas shopping. This year I got to thinking, what can I give someone that will really make a difference to their life? That is when I had my AH-AH moment. The perfect... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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A beautiful morning but we were once again met by challenging surf conditions and the water temp had dropped to 17.4 degrees. However, still they came and stayed. 11 newbies today all eager to don the pink cap for the first time. Newbie Ian next to Veteran Ian Belinda Braedon... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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