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How lucky are we to get to swim with such amazing creatures like the critically endangered Grey Nurse Shark as lots of us have done this the past few days! Today was another stunning morning with calm seas, great visibility and loads of sea life. Water temp was down to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Grey Nurse shark was around yesterday. Today it wasn't so calm or clear but was still a lovely swim after the rain! The visibility has been fantastic the last week and it's been exciting hearing reports of Turtle, Cuttlefish and Grey Nurse sightings. Some people even saw Cow Nose Rays... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Such a great swim this morning. I hope some of you weren't put off by the early rain. It was clear, warm, calmish and glorious! Giant Cuttlefish are around and this one was showing off in front of the shed today. It's mating season and the males are on the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Here are Tasha and Sarah practising their volleyball skills for the 'Underwater Volleyball Championship' coming up next week! No prizes for guessing they are just trying to avoid swimming in to the orange Jelly Blubbers who have taken over our bay recently! Ian gave good advice to swim close to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Veena. Yes saw the usual but not any of the Big 5. Thanks for commenting. Nobody comments anymore sob sob!
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Two rival gangs met up on the ramp today...Not the 'Jets' and the 'Sharks' but Manly's 'Merpeople' and 'Wows'.!! There were no knives or guns just goggles and pink caps and both groups merged for a photo! It was a stunner of a morning down in the best corner of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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https://www.facebook.com/1651645205/videos/pcb.10217501872292649/457647159484857 Is that Ted swimming with a Shovel Nose Ray in Cabbage Tree Bay? Sorry if some of you got excited thinking visibility had suddenly drastically improved! I'm sharing my photos of our trip to Heron island last week as I know most of you would absolutely love it there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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After all these weeks of rain, murky water, wild seas, shark alarms and monstrous jellyfish...it's fantastic to have clearer water and fish sightings back again! I went for an afternoon swim yesterday and had a great interaction with a Cuttlefish at Shelly beach. It grabbed a large Luderick, rolled it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2022 at Pacific Jules
Nice blog Scott! An interesting topic too!
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I wasn't expecting this happy vibe when I got down to the Surf Club this morning. It was raining, cool and miserable but I thought I'd better make the effort. I was well rewarded. It's always a great start to a day even if you don't swim! 23.3 water temp.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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What a beautiful swim it was this morning! The water was warm, fishes everywhere and clarity great, though patchy. Going out there were a few gentle waves but calm across the bay and the sun was up! It should be like this for a few days so get in if... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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One of those surprisingly beautiful swims when you might have not made it down because of the rain...but are so glad you did! Added bonus of a juvenile Grey Nurse sighting between the point and shed! Water lovely and warm at 23.1! The Drinks Express don't let a bit of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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The Duskies are back! Visibility not so good today (pic taken a few days ago). First day of Feb, lots of swimmers, warm air temp and water temp (21) rippy and bouncy swim but exciting! Lots of great cozzies! Here are the Manmaids and Mermaids wearing theirs! Don't they look... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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What a morning! The surf was pretty big by 7am so although many of us walked down the ramp to the sound of Cameron on the bagpipes most of us came back at halfway to avoid the rips and surf. Billie the Turtle enthralled many of us and Brendan the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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2 important announcements below! Cake stall on Australia Day for Careflight and chance to volunteer at Cole Classic! After Drinksy's brother Mark Drinkwater had a terrible accident... he was transported by the Careflight chopper on 20th Feb 2021.We are raising funds for Careflight to say thank you for their role... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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A great turn out at the Surf Club today with swimmers from all around the globe together in harmony! Conditions were great, water 22.6 and bluebottles had gone! Our amazing welcoming committee for today, Henrietta, Sally, Amanda and Deb! The ocean has calmed down in the last few days, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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After having covid over Christmas I was dying to get back in Cabbage Tree Bay with my Groper friends (and B&B buddies) but as soon as I was able, our favourite corner was hit with Nor Easterlies, bluebottles and wild seas. Fortunately... there's the harbour and it's been beautiful swimming... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Sue and Heather in front of a Sandman! Yesterday's photo I admit but the snowman made from sand with a carrot nose was such a lovely, christmassy sight, (reminded me of Birmingham...well maybe not quite!) It was a stunning swim today with much clearer, flatter water and a few gentle... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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There was a great happy, party-like atmosphere down at the swim this morning! Two birthdays and Jo Gregory clocked up her 3000 km swim. Great to see a nice group at Shelly bathed in sunshine . The water was fairly calm, clearer than the last few days and the temp... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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It's the B&B Christmas party tonight. The time of year where we see a lot of our swimming friends all scrubbed up with their clothes on! There were a few tickets available this morning- check swimmers Facebook page if you still need one. Dancing is allowed this year and it's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Just a fill in quick blog from me today from my phone.We do desperately need bloggers if you can help out! Great swim today, calmer, clearer and quiet Always somebody to mind your baby or dog with our amazing swimming community. Here some Drinks Express swimmers look after Edward Banjo... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Love it Ro!
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The B&B swimmers I saw today, all swam well within their capabilities. Strong early swimmers warned us of the rip and we could see the large sets so most people chose to go from half way or the experienced ones went from the beach. Some of us chose to have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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It really was a stunning swim this morning and I hope the first photo shows what we all saw heading out! The sea grass was the brightest of greens, the weed and kelp contrasted beautifully and the flash of a Blue Groper just topped it off! It's the first showing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Anne. Not as good as yours though!