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It was a little cool this morning but when this greets you........ My car temperature gauge told me 10 degrees - kinda brisk. By comparison the water temps were positively tepid That may have been so but it varies considerably through the Bay. Other stats: Number of swimmers - coupla... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pacific Jules
This morning saw swimmers rugged up, the conversations largely focused on rubber (OK neoprene) and the importance (or not) of the www badge. 280 of us (including 2 newbies) who ventured to South Steyne were assaulted by air temps of a brisk 12 degrees or so but were soon soothed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Pacific Jules
The surf report on 702 for today mentioned dangerous Southerly swells, with a recommendation to boaties to stay away from open waters. How would this impact us swimmers? The clean, long-period Southerly lines were definitely in evidence at Queenscliff and North Steyne and the Bower, but at South Steyne and... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Pacific Jules
thank you
Toggle Commented May 20, 2018 on What a morning! at Pacific Jules
Haha thanks Fiona
Toggle Commented May 20, 2018 on What a morning! at Pacific Jules
Seeing the soft early light when I stepped out of my door shortly after 6am made me happy. I knew it was going to be a Good Morning. The conditions of the ocean only served to lift my spirits. And a car spot outside Far West - who can ask... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Victoria
Ian and Pauline are back! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. I didn't see Pauline today but here is Ian looking refreshed and Annie looking gorgeous. Annie is getting married later today - congrats, hope everything went well This is a blog of few words. The blog product was down... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Whereas Leonard Cohen comes out of it pretty well.....
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2018 on Winter is coming at Pacific Jules
I don't know about you, but I reckon it's been a relief to actually need blankets or a doona instead of sweating under a sheet in the middle of April. While warm mornings are lovely the crisp morning air has been quite welcome I feel - what we expect of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Very true, Shelley. It's not a race (except for the A team, ok) so there is NO REASON to even think about swimming over the top of someone. If there is less than your body width between 2 people, there is not enough room for you to swim between them. Guys. Some women are faster than you. Breaststroke kicking in a crowd is never a good idea What IS a good idea is to look ahead of you frequently. This mitigates the risk of a head on collision. Here endeth the grumpy old woman rant.
To those celebrating Easter today, Happy Easter. As it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus, I guess happy is an appropriate wish. Yesterday was the last day of daylight saving, and early this morning the clocks went back one hour. On the plus side we will have brighter light for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Love ya guts Jacqui
I survived. Great blog, Michael, as usual
Thanks Elizabeth
The final swim of the Summer Badge Series was meant to be last weekend, but conditions were rather ordinary, so it was pushed out a week. This is what greeted swimmers this morning - hello Autumn! Note the pond-like conditions and lack of wind - you'll have to take my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Inge!
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2018 on Big waves and blueys at Pacific Jules
Thanks everyone for the kind words
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2018 on Big waves and blueys at Pacific Jules
Good morning and happy weekend, dear reader. This (gorgeous) morning I arrived just in time to follow the 6:30 starters down to the water, and on the way met up with the ever photogenic Michele and Martin This pooch was waiting patiently for its human Down on the shoreline I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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
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
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
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
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