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Emma
Manly Beach
mother, musician, ocean swimmer, lawyer, public health manager
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. 'Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky, stormy weather...." Listen to Billie Holliday's version ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIgVCU19pjg Yep. Pretty stormy, but gorgeous warm water 22.9, 3 newbies and about 170 of us. NOTICE BOARD - please go to the website and book your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Gorgeous swim. 63 newbies - can you believe it! May they hang on with us over the winter months... SD total swimmers estimate 437. Water 24.1 degrees, air about 26. Water calm and clear. Couldn't ask for more perfect weather. Is it worth getting up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Management are back in town! Water was 23.1 - pretty clear and a smooth swim to Shelly. No stingers in my lane! Just a reminder from Management - instructions for all - wait at the point please... Big crowds Wilf striding in. Lots of newbies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Yes, it's been a while. Bit chilly this morning after the heatwaves this week, but the water was warm (20.9) - big crowd (280) and 19 newbies - they just keep on comin'! There were a few jimble reports from the early swimmers, but Ian's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. So what were all the flies doing hangin' around this morning? Couldn't wait to get in the water and away from them. Lovely swim - warm water (20 degrees) A bit of sediment around, but no stingers. 13 newbies and at least 300 swimmers! Pretty... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner westies here. Summer is coming! Water warm 19.4 and huge influx of swimmers - 243 regulars and 14 newbies. Wetsuits should be on the way out now.... Morning Angus! Fabulous purple outfit Another lovely lady The Northmead team - welcome! Friends happy to be together Happy couple... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Been a while. Great swim, lovely morning. Jazz festival weekend. Stats up front: 17.6 degrees water, 200 swimmers, 6 newbies. Management rolling in (nearly slept in!) Morning Alex! Hi Robyn Hi Stew, Maya and Tamar Nicky and Kevin from Maine - welcome! My buddy Fi2... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Hello wonderful BnBers. Ok. How many times have you had to wait till 10pm to read todays blog???? Well, today is very special. So special. In fact, the Sunday team are all over the world. Thunderbird is in the Netherlands... Sharon is being lovely somewhere, Rainer is busy being a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Well, just Emma. Fi1, Fi2 and Mickey are doing the Half Marathon. Go team! They missed a gorgeous swim. Perfect weather. Lots of people - about 350, 17 newbies and water 19.4. So many fish to see - apparently the cuttlefish was out and about,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Pacific Jules
Hi Gino, Yes! Wed love to have you on board. Ill email you details later in the week - we have a sunday blogging roster which is full till the end of May so theres no rush - Ill be in touch. Cheers Emma
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Mornin'all. Inner Westies here. Along with Michael-sunday-blogger-in-training! Water still warm 20.7, 19 newbies and 330 swimmers. Wasn't the sunrise fab. Some pix on my way to Manly below. Now for some people pix. Paige and newbie Alison - welcome! Marco (just to prove I am swimming - see the cosy... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. So much news today. Bit choppy, but a good swim this morning. 21.4 degrees. 180 swimmers and 3 newbies. ****NOT TO BE MISSED OPPORTUNITY**** The Sunday blogging team (I.Westies, Rainer and Sharon) has a vacancy for would-be-bloggers to join us on our very exclusive roster.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Hey Roger, That quote is from one of my favourite films of all time (the fabulous Danny Kaye in the Court Jester) - not quite Shakespeare!
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2016 on 17/04/2016 To be or not to BnB? at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Shakespeare was born and died in April a long time ago. There's our theme. To be, or not to B&B - that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Too much for a lonely gal! All good… plenty of ideas for secret payback !
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2016 on 3/04/2016 Sleep in ! at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Wasn't it nice to sleep in. 23.4 degree water - warm stuff. 311 swimmers and 14 newbies. Still a bit dark though... Early morning contemplation... NEWS FLASH from FORSTER.....NSW tri championships... Our very own BnBers won the fastest female (Phoebe Fear) and fastest male (Jake... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Yep, winter is on its way. Air getting fresh but water gorgeous and no jimbles or jellies. In case you're wondering about why equinox is today and not tomorrow, the leap year is the reason. So start getting those wetsuits out of moth balls -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Fi1, Fi2 and Mickey are doing a triathlon down at Husky so it's Emma and international photographer John reporting live from Manly today! Some important notices upfront first. RED FEB FUNDRAISING RACE - Heart Research Australia Heart Research Australia would like to thank all those... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. And what a gorgeous swim this morning. Sun and a cloudless sky after yesterday's storms. The water was pretty clear and so warm - 23.3. About 14 newbies and 215 swimmers. Here are some announcements up front: The Monthly Dinner is back – Guest Speaker!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Surf was up today. Choppy waves and a big rip. Lots of us walked to the steps. Before I launch into today, announcements first. AUSTRALIA DAY SWIM NOTICE Could all experienced BnBers swimming on Tuesday please swim wide to help reign in any outliers expected... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. Happy NY to everyone! Fabulous start coming across Anzac bridge. And team all together at last after summer trekking We had at least three international swim champs today. Real VIP - Daddy Rainer! aka Werner all the way from Germany. Newby Holly from Liverpool UK!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. It doesn't get much better than this morning. Stunning weather, water warm, and 100s of people. But there was some confusion as the clock had stopped.... and the beach was closed.... Here we are getting ready - morning ladies! Hey Ben ! Where's Caz??? Welcome... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westy here. Yep. Singular this morning. My team have deserted me. But 235 others kept me company. Including 16 newbies. Here is a very special newbie. Lucy from Gulgong swam with aunty Jane and the rest of us. She's 11. Fantastic achievement ! Here are two more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2015 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies hogging the sunday blog. And we all know it wasn't sunny today, but great to be together hitting the surf. We need some notices up front. 125 swimmers, 7 newbies and the water was warmer than the air - 20 degrees. Here's the notice board: Which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at Pacific Jules
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Mornin' all. Inner Westies here. IT issues this morning... sorry for delay. We'll start with the stats. We had seven new recruits - and I am featuring one today in the blog! The water was 19.5 degrees although it felt a little cooler.... and there were 160 swimmers. (Really Ian?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Pacific Jules