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Elizabeth Stewart
Manly
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What a fabulous day for a swim Super happy - already swum The high demand: Shower Scene. It must have been pitch black when these early swimmers swam. They are so brave and good. Lemon fresh swimmers - Jess has not swum with us. Yet Head start has been given.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pacific Jules
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Today was the last swim for Triple Crown trophy holder, Christoph. He is going to Denmark. Bon voyage. This is an end for him but it opens up the first place position for a new swimmer. It will not be me - I could not even capture his speedy strokes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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There are hopefully no more super hot nights and no more north easterly fiasco winds now that we are nearing autumn and winter, the very best time to swim. Here are some wise people enjoying the swim for a happy International Swimmens Day Management Notices Cake Stall Tomorrow There will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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The news reports made me wonder if the sea would be ok for me today to swim in But you should always have a look. The conditions depend on the orientation of the beach, where you get in and also your skill. I managed it ok today but only entering.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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In a recent course I attended it was noted that there is a diminishing in our society in conversation skills. I have noticed this but not at swimming. At BB you can talk about swimming and conditions all day. One of many good reasons to swim I was interrupting conversations... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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I have been doing ancestry.com dna tests which has been an interesting exercise. I dont know if science has caught up but I think there must be a single ancestor to all swimmers. That is why this group have started to wear the same swimmers and are so close that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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If you swam today you will be addicted to ocean swimming - going through with other conditions to get a day like today. Matt and Lucy are trying to improve my land fitness by getting ready on the fringe of the BB area. Great day for a swim The newbies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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I arrived today to get some heat out of me by swimming in the sea. It was a powerful surf and only for the brave. There were many stung by the blue bottles brought in by the North Easterly wind. I enjoyed have a dip in the sea but only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Pause while I think of George Clooney. All sorts of plans were being hatched today - to have a swim. The swim remake of Oceans 11. Making a plan and stealing something valuable. In this case a fabulous swim And what a day it was!!!! A swim today and then... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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The sea is different everyday in some way. There have been some big waves, strong currents, very cold water as well as sun and sand. And we cope by adapting according to our own ability. It has been hard for everyone to do summer badge swims though. Today there was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Today the conditions were quite challenging so it was a comfort that a BB swim can start at half way or at Shelly if your skills are not sufficient to go out in such surf. The early swimmers did a huddle and then set off through the waves. The BB... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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As Christmas approaches, we all have our rituals and traditions, visiting family and friends near or far, via main roads and airports, going to an annual location for a holiday, having an end of year concert, shopping or preparing to work. Some of us have a favourite Christmas movie and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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A warm day but quite a strong swell and - gasp - occasional big waves. A beautiful morning for swimmers to enjoy and here they are enjoying it a bit of a sense of the swell Dorsett got a cut to better fit his BB cap and Michael is admiring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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While I truly believe in tolerance in all things, I do prefer bilateral breathing. Imagine the plight of the blogger in the middle of the bay, doing a bit of aquarobics and trying to get an action photo but the swimmer breathers only to one side?! Not as good as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Another day, another extreme change in temperature - very hot very cold. Here are some bewdiful swimmers who swim regardless Hugh (in green T Shirt) is getting married today!! what a great way to start your wedding day. He is getting married in Longueville which is the posh part of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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And now... here is a look at last week - the photos I took but could not download: AND NOW TO TODAY'S BEAUTIFUL MORNING YES. The temp is over 20. Was it really only a few months ago it was under 15? And there is still some sea weed but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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It may be hard to tell that seasons have changed on land but you can tell change of seasons in the sea. Water temperature changes, appearance of sea weed, people going overseas to enjoy the northern hemisphere during summer etc. Su and Greg are back in their natural environment. Welcome... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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It is bold to choose a swim (and there are many choices) at BB when the conditions are like todays (beach closed). No worries for some Henrietta and Dorsett Shower scene more - by popular demand Inge Welcome back Nikki Queens of the sea the A team It was mixed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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The forecast was for 5 m swells yesterday and I still came down to swim so I am counting today's swim as a big swim even though there were only a few waves. But there were blue bottles. I sought out an injury to photograph but there were none. These... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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This week saw a sea snake appear on Manly beach. I am scared of snakes. I am glad there was no snake today. Pouring today but that is ok - let the surfers have a go. One newbie today and that is great, as long as no sea snakes come... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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The water is hotting up. the waves are moving about. It is getting to be Spring like. I wonder if there is a gauge of the understated old Australian way of describing the surf of our swim. "Manly Lake" for the flat conditions which suit me so well all the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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With our Greg and Sue Marinan in Italy and Michele Franks at Niagara Falls and elsewhere, we had swimmers from Boston (Natalie), France (Emanual), London ( Jamie) and Gustav from Switzerland. Makes me remember that it is one world we all live in and what a great place it is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Pacific Jules
I agree On the poetree
Spring is in the air for sure
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2018 on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Blogging for BB is so easy. All the swimmers are bold and/or beautiful or charmingly ridiculous. the waves were quite strong today so I walked to Shelly which is why there are photos of Shelly Beach and swimmers today, for a change. Two thousand for Greg Marinan. Mare is the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Pacific Jules