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You can usually determine relative air v water temp by how much of peoples bodies are underwater at Shelly – warmer in today I think! -------- A long walk in today with a bit a swell rolling through now and again ------- ----- Super low tide with ramp exposed. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Temp: 17.9º. Umbrellas: One Sam and Wednesday Hacksaw Club went in at 6.05 a.m. It nearly rained ... (no warming sun) Too wet for triathlon club's cake. Sorry ... I have to rush Roger Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Another beautiful sunrise to wake up to ... makes the early wake up and cold start 100% worth it!! Low tide this morning made the swim a little shorter for us all! Just caught the blue groper on camera this morning ... unfortunately I think he's a bit camera shy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Pacific Jules
A promising sunrise as I was walking along the beachfront towards the clubhouse at 6.15 this morning ... before the murmurs started Gathered around the B&B tree. 6.33 goes by and I haven't seen any swimmers walk down the ramp yet. Talk was of a 5.30 swimmer who had been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Pacific Jules
CONDITIONS Air: 10º and crispy Sky: Crystal-clear Moon: Full and bright Venus: Risen @ 5.50 a.m. Water: 18.8º (16.5º @ Shelley) Vis: 65% (probably still polluted) Newbs: Three Swam: 185 Rain: Nil Sun: Yes! ------ Fashion: Leisa turns it on ------------- Trending: Suits you, Craig ------------- Controversy: Three mirthful folk... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Hailed by critics. Thirteen tracks (plus a few more old standards ...) ----- Skipper Hayes is back on dry land ------ The Solstice Swim 2019 Saturday 22nd June 6.15 am Only the one Solstice swim this winter (Badges have been printed) ---- The concrete's complete ----- Long Weekend and there's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Perfect conditions this morning. Flat, clear water ... and brisk yet sunny. --------------------- 5.30s: "Hurry up, Billy." ------------------- Maurizio the freediver shot this pic yesterday ------------------------ Five sleeps until the 'other' Palmy to Manly swim kicks off next Saturday at 6 a.m. ---------------------- Chris Taylor clicks over the magic 2000... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Astrid the pocketdog ... 6.15 and still dark here at the coffee shop Viktor the Newbie from Gothenburg: "The water is never this warm in Sweden." bags of M&Ms Today's full-page advert in SMH (... and saying the island is off Tasmania) Babewatch Event Babewatch are holding their annual 6... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Air: 23º Water: 25º Blueys: Yes Rain: No Options: Harbour Crowds: Low Swam: 180 pax Newbies: Seven The 5.45 crew ran a Seabus to Curl Curl as part of weekend's final 10-km summer series. Trip involved picking up two groups of passengers b/w Shelley and Freshwater. Well - somewhere along... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Pacific Jules
---------------- QUICK QUIZ Guess who ------------ Don't forget the gallery shindig this Saturday ---------------- Don't forget Belinda's cake stall on Sunday. Baked goods welcome! Stats: Swimmers: 310 Newbies: 10 (What - On an ordinary Thursday!?) Temp: 22.2 --------------- The Monthly Dinner is back!! – 12th February 2019 – Guest Speaker... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Pacific Jules
How to have a better life. Temp: 20.2º --------- Operation Crayweed Grass planting in Cabbage Tree Bay If you are interested in supporting/assisting this initiative by way of signing up to be a CV (Citizen Volunteer) please read on. The SIMS (Sydney Institute of Marine Science) Project Team expect to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Yes - it was the painter who put that toe-stubbing slab down there past the ramp BIRTHS, DEATHS and MARRIAGES Below: Richard's 'Free Sailing Day' and SUP etc About 9 pm Saturday night parents were driving frantically for hospital when she told him to pull over at surf club's toilets.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Pacific Jules
CONDITIONS Air: 11º Sky: Clear Vis: 80% Stingers: One Wind: Westerly Rain: Nil Water: 15.3º Swimmers: 142 BLOG DATA Blog title: The Bangles Missing blogger: Simon the nuclear scientist Other Monday Blogger: 'Magic Hands’ Andrew Fill-in blogger: Roger the cartoonist Foto Support: Fiona the Oils Painter This has been a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Pacific Jules
91 days to Spring Outside Temp: 13.5º (Strong and icy overnight winds defoliated plenty of trees) Water: 18.4º (Positively tropical) TIPS Stats: Swimmers: 250 Newbies: Three -------------------- WINTER BADGES The Winter swimming season is finally here! Although the water temperature may be a little colder than you might like, there... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Ahoy everybody: Did anyone accidentally take a pair of grey & yellow Keen sandals this morning? Please call Graham if you have them (he needs them urgently): 0411 301 030 STATS Swam: 317 New: 30 Temp: 21.2º Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Pacific Jules
---------- FIVE a.m. COFFEES - Available Here When too much coffee is never enough; you too can join Guy Dunstan in the black of night. Limit: Five piccolos per day ---------- DEVON DREAMING "Waiting for Midge" segment ---------- ----------------- ---------- Help country kids learn how to surf! A 'Working with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Pacific Jules
The 5.45 crew stretch before their hitout. Do you ..? ----------------- These drafthorses came off the beach at 6.30 am yesterday; hired for a Cup gig at Skiff Club. The bigger (Saddleless) fella was to be brought inside venue -------------- Monday's violent waters leave us with much weed ----------------- Our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Pacific Jules
---------- QUESTION: How often should you change your BluTac? --------------- HE'S BACK: One's Irish and one met his first wife in Ireland ------------- ADVICE: Guy says: "Always keep your weekend cash well clear of the Webber." ---------- NEWBIE: Kate, from Wales ----- A-TREE UPDATE: One of them dropped this today... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Pacific Jules
-------------- Third and final Solstice: 6.20 a.m. Sunday. Be there or be a square --------- Global distance swimmer explains Channel tides and routing ------ Nick Howard's band appearing Boatshed on Corso, 9 pm Saturday 9th Sep. I'll be drunk and heckling ------ Meanwhile; over at Manly Wine ... Stats: Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Pacific Jules
--------------- B&B Monthly Dinner at Bluewater Cafe Tuesday 11th July at 6.30 pm at Bluewater Restaurant. Chief Superintendent Kenneth Murphy (aka Smurf) Clarification Tuesday week 11th is monthly dinner - and not to be confused with bookings for Trivia Night - which is THE FOLLOWING WEEK! Warning: Kenny is not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Pacific Jules
CONDITIONS Air temp: 6º Sky: Clear Ocean: 18.5º Vis: 9 outa 10 (With phosphorescence at 6 am) Sunrise: Shot blood red Beanies: Everywhere … it’s chilly today!! Two winters ago (Lesbubs Productions Pty Ltd) Click and Play Below: My vote for this year's calendar cover (Denton Photography Pty Ltd) Below:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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When after all grains of sand have slipped silently from your togs, and the last whisper of gentle Easter breeze has drifted off beyond those pink hues of rising sun; only then will you find it less difficult to stand by the water cooler ... as if somehow the load... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Pacific Jules
THIS WEEK Tuesday night: Badgefest at the restaurant --------------- Wednesday Morning: One person only turned up for Booty Camp (And promptly went back home) ----------- Wednesday night: Met a Midnight Cowboy on the game ... ------------------- Thursday Morning: Justin Beiber had a swim with us. Gary was chosen to mind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Blubber Report I swam normal Shelly at 6 a.m, and saw only a solo jimble. Big waves before point may have chewed them about a bit, and there was nil wind overnight. But boy -what a hot night's sleep! ------------- Six weeks until the Rottnest Channel Swim. Over the horizon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Pacific Jules