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Morning all! Fewer people today, possibly being kept away by the dark clouds, intermittent rain and greatly reduced parking due to the Sun Run ending at Manly Beach. The Cole Classic will be held tomorrow and I'm going to start with information about this today rather than putting it at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Good morning everyone, and what a gorgeous morning it is. The past few days have been still and close - humid and not much wind. It almost feels as though late summer is holding its breath in anticipation of the transition towards autumn with its crisp, clear air and cool... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Hello to all the bold and beautiful friends who got out of bed early to hurl themselves into the 22.5 degree briny depths this Sunday morning. All 620 of us, including 60 newbies including several family groups. Welcome newbies, I hope the early start was worth it and that we'll... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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I knew today was going to be a Good Day when someone who was parked right across the road from the surf club pulled out just as I was drawing level with their vehicle. The gods of parking must have decided that it was my turn, and for that I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Thanks everyone for the kind words <3
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Conditions the past few days have been perfect for open water swimming in our little corner of the ocean. Sunny, calm conditions, gentle southerly swells and warm water temperature. Many swimmers have been happily anticipating completing a 6km swim, taking in the splendid sights of Shelley Beach, the Queenscliff boulders... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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On this last day of they year can we all please reflect on what it was that made 2017 for us, and what some of the best things were that we can be thankful for? For me the winner must be a continuing return to good health after overcoming a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Hearing distant thunder early this morning, I made a quiet wager with myself that the 6k and 10k swim would be called off. Betting against yourself is the best bet there is because there are no losers, but more on that later. Despite the conditions, over 300 bold and beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Hi Lisa, thanks! I get that effect with my phone. The latest iPhone operating system version (IOS11) has a new feature in the camera app that lets you do it. I can show you on Sunday or Monday. Otherwise look for iPhone Photography School on FB, there are quite a few free instructional videos including one on how to use this feature
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2017 on Wind and wild energy at Pacific Jules
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Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2017 on Wind and wild energy at Pacific Jules
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While driving to Manly this morning I heard an interesting piece on the radio about the forecast weather patterns in Australia. It appears the tropical Pacific Ocean is approaching La Niña thresholds, and we are verging on a La Niña alert. This likely 2017-18 La Niña event is forecast to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Rainer
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on Bring on the hazy days of summer at Pacific Jules
Hi Edwina, seriously from the surface the wobby looked like a clump of seaweed, it was just luck that I dived down for a look
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on Bring on the hazy days of summer at Pacific Jules
Thanks Lainey. Hope the owner of the bum didnt get offended.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on Bring on the hazy days of summer at Pacific Jules
Thanks!
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2017 on Bring on the hazy days of summer at Pacific Jules
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Good morning everyone, and Happy Sunday. It's really starting to feel like summer - the hazy humid air, the surf lifesaving season in full swing, nippers, blue sky and how nice is it to get out of the water and not be cold! The early swimmers got a good start... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Hi Edwina, Ill show you that photo trick I learned. No, Chris just showed up. Hes in Sydney for a conference.
thanks Lisa
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For the past few months I haven't swum Cabbage Tree Bay as often as I'd like - for reasons of travel and health mainly (came back with a Northern Hemisphere lurgy). Today's blog is a dry blog, but being at our spiritual home is still a delightful tonic for this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Thanks Lainey! I read some blogs that are very profound and cerebral and don't feel I can measure up to those. I guess mine are just stream of thought.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2017 on Another stunning morning but..... at Pacific Jules
Ooh dont tell me that! Tempting!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2017 on Another stunning morning but..... at Pacific Jules
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There were no newbies today. Maybe they were the sensible ones In case you were wondering, yes the water was cold. Just ask the very bold and very beautiful swimmers who braved the frigid depths with no wetsuit. No stats on this, but around 250 swimmers lined up for their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Another spectacular sunrise rewarded those of us who left the warm comfort of the doona today. The chilly air just served to spice things up. Weather app, I have a bone to pick with you, I don't for one second believe your report of a 12.8 degree morning. My drive... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Pacific Jules