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It’s been a bit of a week for swimming. Not that I’ve been there myself. With those nasty winds having pushed the warm water out to sea, my inclination to plunge into cold water was completely diminished. Cold water swimming is something one does for a badge. I did hear... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Oh get well soon Jenny.
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The conversations are amazing! Especially in the change room - the things you learn.
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And that you Lainey for the Shelly and tunnel shots.
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Just sometimes on a drizzly Sunday morning, when you are hurrying across wet roads in the grey, 9 degree dawn, you question why you have forsaken the comfort of your cosy bed. “I’m doing the blog today!” is the grumpy retort to myself. On the way to B&B Central you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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It was a gentler dawn that greeted us this morning. A kinder temperature of 13 degrees plus rain, made it a chilled Sunday morning. Delightfully the big swell of yesterday was replaced with the occasional, very little wave. Paul and Richard are still in waking up mode as they shelter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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This morning's fluffy blanket cloud cover delivered us a mild morning with little or no chill. However with gentle rain falling it looks like the majority of the weekend swimmers chose the ‘under the covers’ option this morning. Sue’s brightly coloured outfit provided welcome relief in the varying tones of... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Good morning! This is your sunrise today. The pre-dawn sky teased us with promise of a magical sunrise. Grey hued clouds gradually became varying shades of rose and gold. The women of the wall, basking in the colours of the breaking dawn, grateful to see the sun, had smiles as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Actually more of a Blog Free day. . .Looks like none of the Saturday bloggers were up for the blog challenge this morning! Hint: there are vacancies in the Saturday line up. . . If you are interested do see JK. So perhaps we can start with the stats kindly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Good morning! This is your sunrise today. Rainer’s brother is visiting from Germany. Here for just a week, he is looking forward to catching the last of days of the Sydney summer. . . Strangely, the number of swimmers was down on the usual ‘last possible Saturday to grab yourself... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Welcome to the Year of the Rooster. This is supposed to be a lucky year unless you are born in the year of the rooster. . . Luckily it looks like nearly everyone remembered that the swim was starting at Shelly this morning. I did remember when Ted and Elaine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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If life is a beach, then the daily gathering of the B&B swimmers is a life. And just look at all the people who turned up today to enhance their day. So many were pumped to do the numerous badge swims on offer. Lyndall has developed a taste for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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This is a challenging week for many people. The silly season is a time of continuous consuming, rushing around and spending way too much! However, here are some of the simple things for which we can be very grateful. So here is my list for today. I am grateful for:-... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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This is Ojigi Fukusuke bidding you ‘welcome’ to the blog, to the swim and to a summer of smiles. Being a Japanese symbol of good luck and happiness, who better to herald in the summer badge swims and navigate around challenges (I’m thinking mostly the nasty stinging ones). The pre-swim... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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The weather reporter whispered in my ear that it was a day to roll over and stay in bed. Rain, messy surf, super tide at 6.55am due to the proximity of the moon this month – closest in 70 years – were reasons given to pull those bed sheets a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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The big cheeky grin of Ed Selby has been one of the great delights of swimming with the B&B. Mind you, his humour, generosity and smothering bear hugs were also pretty wonderful. Sadly, our dear friend and swim buddy ended his battle with cancer yesterday at 8.30am. We saw how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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The jacarandas are blooming, mince pies are in the shops, and the temperature is slowing rising. It must be time for the fair weather swimmers to return to the waves - not that there were many waves today. I met these two after the swim. They assured me that they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Have you ever noticed that there are tribes within this massive squad? Bound by customs, you will find them following their well-practised routines. There is the Management tribe who industriously set up the information booth at B&B central. Just a wee bit chilly today. The Club House trib head straight... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Heading down the hill to the swim, the very chirpy man from Marine Rescue was on the radio and he was looking on the bright side of a chilly winter morning. He jubilantly explained that, “. . .today we have six extra minutes of daylight!”. I think that is based... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Sometimes the hardest part of writing the blog is the title. Trying to find something catchy to draw the readers attention has the potential to cause normally clear thinking to descend into a nasty spiral of ever decreasing circles. So let's just look at what we had today. An amazing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Well here we are; a new year with newly made resolutions. January is a perfect time to hit the Reset button to start afresh. Some things don’t change – which is good! The familiarity of the point is the sight that heralds the morning swim, the company of good friends,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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The rumours had been floating around for a while. Founder Jules, who had slipped into the second column on the Pacific Challenge, was coming back to crack the 1000km. It did mean a couple of 9km days, but that would be a warm up for someone who has done the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at Pacific Jules
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This blog has been clobbered together as scheduled blogger Lips is indisposed. Photographic evidence was provided by team sleuth Lesley. Well Lips, this is what you missed today. . . The very best thing about today’s swim – well apart from catching up with all the fabulous B&B mob –... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Pacific Jules
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Think about this for a moment. It’s 3 degrees outside, the water temperature has dropped to 17.1 degrees, and still there are over 120 people turning up to swim. Why? Apart from doing the blog, I am there because you are. Is that your reason? Because we are doing this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Pacific Jules
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Today dear swimmers, you will have an additional minute of daylight. Sunrise is still at 7am, but sunset has shifted to 4.56pm!! When the clock on the clubhouse wall flashed 'time for swimming', the sun was bang on time showing itself just above the horizon. The wintering without wetsuit continues.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Pacific Jules