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ON THE BEACH Birdsong: From 5.15 Air: 18º Horizon: Pink hue at 5.40 Wind: Nil Conditions: Deceptively treacherous Best option: Start @ Shelly Sunrise: 6.15 Sharks: Port Jacksons along rocks into Shelly Water: 17.3º Vis: Pea soup Crossing: Wishy-washy Patrol 11: Bogged at 8.45 BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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CONDITIONS Air: 16º Water: 17.5º (Down 0.1) Sky: Sunny Wind: A bit Water: All over the joint. Waves rolling into beach … and into Shelley Vis: Shot to pieces 6.30s: Racing as usual A Team: Hanging round their tree Photo: Jack Daniels holding JD With apologies from Lucy … couldn’t... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL SWIM GROUP IS CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING DUE TO THE RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS(COVID-19). IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE. Thank you for swimming at different times of the day and please continue to stay safe and remember to maintain 1.5m distance-especially in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING INSIDE AS MUCH AS IS POSSIBLE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Air: 12º Water: 17.2º (In the bay) Waves: Flat Sun: Fully out by 8.30 Wind: Negligable Vis: 80% Below: Our backups for the comp... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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COVID • Swim at different times when possible - so there aren't too many people in the water • Be aware that it is easier to have a head-on, due to random swim times STATS: Air: 12º @ 8 am Wind: SFA Water: Mid-17º Sky: Cloudless Sun: Blazing Surface: Flat... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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-------- Travel Restrictions remain in place. Don't do this sort of stuff: --------------------- Social distancing restrictions are easing, but don't go doing this sort of stuff: ------------ Injuries: Kara -------- Birthdays: Ekat ... and Gemma Piper Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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The Monthly Dinner – 10th March 2020 – Wine Tasting The next B&B monthly dinner will be held on Tuesday 10th March at 6.30 pm at Bluewater Restaurant. Special guest, David Webster, will present the range of Bold and Beautiful wines especially for B&B members and their friends. The Bold... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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Wet sea mist, with the smell of bush fire on the wind. Ocean swirling every which way. Big waves, plus small waves rolling into banned Shelley Beach (which was a muddy, tan colour in the shallows) Water: 20.6º B&B FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS PARTY Still a coupla tix available for tonight's party... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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CONDITIONS Air: 15º Surface: Flat Wind: Friendly Sea: 17.5º Vis: Actually quite reasonable Seen: Grey Nurse, two dead crays, eagle ray, fishes, togs, one lost snorkel Found: One flipper (Red and black) Aldi bikes: One TIME for COFFEE ENTERTAINMENT Crawdaddies at Bowlo on Saturday night COMING SOON AWARDS Bronze Medallions:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Air: 11º Wind: Nil Rain: Constant drizzle Water: 17.0º Conditions: Flat (Great!) Waves: Nil Vis: 45% Swam: Not many Parking: Heaps Lainey's Pix Support 2019 Winter Badge Ceremony – Sunday 22nd September You’ve done the hard yards and earned your Winter Badge(s), now come and collect your badges with all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Water 16º Swam 140 Newbies 2 July's Swimmer of the Month is Roger Ingram (Below left). He says: "B and B is very important to me, as I use it to keep fit and sane at the same time. The swim is the reference point each day to remind you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Earworms: Stranded on a remote Peruvian mountain, mountaineer Joe Simpson was overwhelmed by Boney M’s ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ So there you go, blog reader - your worm for the day Shark Tales Lainey (circled above) is off early to hunt down the grey nurse. What colour is it?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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CONDITIONS Air: 9º Surf: Passive Bay: Wishy-washy, shredded seaweed ... freezing at Shelley Beach Water: 16.6º (Taken by The Cammeray Turkey Basters) Newbies: 3.5 Swam: 140 wetsuits, 32 skins WALK MY WAY Roger is effectively blind in frontal view, and relies on swimming by the side of another, where he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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---------------- 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
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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