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What a morning! The tide was out, the sky was putting on an amazing show and the ocean was calm and peaceful. Although the air was chilly, it was a beautiful swim. Viz was a little cloudier than yesterday but still pretty good. 7amers going in... This morning was quiet... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pacific Jules
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A great swim today with clearer water, a calm bay and Cuttlefish sightings! Our fellow swimmer, celebrity chef Miguel was also back from The Maldives where he went for work (alright for some). Here he is with the cool and kind Drinks Express! Not a good shot as the water... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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Such a magical swim today. It was calm and clear with so much marine life including mesmerising Giant Cuttlefish and Teddy the turtle! Bibi, Robby and I stayed with this Cuttlefish for half an hour this morning watching it change colour and texture. The great thing about Cuttlefish is they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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This was Silky, the lone dolphin who swam with us back in 2013 but... a lot of the Drinks Express swimmers swam this close to dolphins early this morning! Suzie said there were 5 of them including a Mum and bub. It was a stunning morning today with an amber,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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The Drinks Express braved the weed and murky water as did quite a few 7am swimmers today. It was challenging going through the thick weed but viz was up to about 3 metres, the waves weren't too big and it felt good! Hopefully we won't get sick but most of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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It was a perfect swim today... Calm waters, visibility great with loads of sightings, warm water and a great group of swimmers. The two amazing souls above, Merrilee and Tony are helping organize a special swim on Thursday to honour Ted... 28th March would have been his 62nd birthday... If... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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It's my blog so I'll post the first pic of my good old Dad, Trevor, 89 years old, Birmingham born and bred. Here he is connecting with his mate Ian (who he met through Ted and I and the swim :-)) He reads the blog every day back in Brum!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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It certainly was very grey today but the swim was better than expected after torrential rain. A few waves going out but flat in the bay, murky and warm at 23.7. Only a couple of photos of today and then lots of the marine life I've seen in the last... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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Some of the lovely Wows with King Peter in the middle. A rainy swim today but a core of regular swimmers made it down and enjoyed their choppy swim in 22.2 degree water! Luke, one of the 'Mermaids' ,coming around the point. He did really well in the Mona Vale... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2024 at Pacific Jules
Thanks for blogging so much Elizabeth. Youre amazing!
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Another amazing B&B Christmas party was enjoyed by about 250 of us last night at Bucketys Brewery. Thanks to organisers Ian and Pauline Forster and John Kelly. Lots of money raised for Royal Far West too! Hels, Chrissy and friends Derek, Mark and Roger Our ladies on the door, Ann,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2023 at Pacific Jules
We miss you too Jac and your amazing swimsuits!
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It was a fun frolic in the waves for some of us this morning! Other swimmers braved the surf, currents and threat of Jimbles and others went to halfway or Shelly. Water felt a lot warmer at 20.3 but if you're only in for 10 minutes like me it would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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What a morning! We had sunshine, calm water, no stingers and fair visibility. It was a beautiful swim with water temp at 18.1. A lot of regular swimmers were back from overseas trips like Dr Michele above who did the entire Comino walk with partner Martin! These are the 5.48amers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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The water temp was down to 16.5 today and air temp only 12 degrees. I have to admit I didn't go in today, even though...'you never regret a swim', 'you're not properly awake until you get in the ocean', all these mantras came to mind but I just had a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Quiet down at the swim today so only a small group at Shelly. Here are a few of them. It was lumpy and bumpy but the temp had gone up to 18.5 and although murky there were plenty of fish to be seen! Beautiful sunrise! It was Brian's birthday yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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We've had huge schools of Diamondfish hanging out between the point and halfway lately. We've also got some absolute gems (or diamond) humans that swim with us. Such a wonderful, brave and supportive community and the swim and people have helped so many through tricky times in their life. Thank... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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I love swimming at this time of the year because there are lots of male Port Jackson sharks around looking for a mate. As a matchmaker myself I love seeing them meet up ;-) but there are a lot more males than females (not like Manly) and it's a lucky... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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I had the privilege of swimming with Drinky's Mum today Lenore Drinkwater and some of her friends. I'd hoped I could show them all the amazing marine life but most of the bay was murky. Cabbage Tree Bay was still extra special though and along with schools of Silver Sweep... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Swimmers most definitely are grinners! That cold water and exercise gets the endorphins pumping like nothing else. Always loads of smiles and friendly banter around our swim...whatever is happening in your life, in the words of the great Roger Harvey 'get your body down and your mind will follow'. You're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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What an amazing Winter we're having. It seems even if it rains it's mainly at night. Our swimming conditions have been fantastic with calm, clear water. Today water temp was 15.5 and viz wasn't quite so amazing but lots of Port Jackson sightings! Here are some of the Wows about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Some of the brave swimmers today who ventured down in the rain and gloom. We have had weeks and weeks of cloudless days though with amazing sunrises... so we can't complain. Guy's chalk work showed 16.9 but most of us thought it felt colder! Thanks Guy :-) Melissa without her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Simone is back from Europe and can't believe the temp is down to 15.7 and we've been hit by a tornado of Jellies! Most of them were soft and squidgy salp today though and the stinging ones have disappeared almost. A beautiful, calm and clear swim today! We all love... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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It was Kath's birthday today so 'The Mermaids' brought along bubbly and cake for a post-swim treat. Happy Birthday Kath Jackson! As there was a bit of rain on and off everybody was huddled together at the Surf Club so it made for a very friendly morning! It was a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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In a newspaper article recently our swim was referred to as 'The Rock Star of Ocean Swims'... Whatever that means we know our swim is pretty special... For the last couple of weeks conditions have been pretty much perfect! We've had sunny days, still warmish water temps, relatively calm seas... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2023 at Pacific Jules