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It was pouring rain today. The FFFs were out in force nevertheless. The water action was nice but it was a bit dirty. So much rain! Even though it was raining, the early swimmers went out. Here they are returning Beforehand waiting in the drenching rain FFFs are not stopped... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2024 at Pacific Jules
What calls you to the beach for a swim? The sight of the sky and wide horizon of the sea? The beautiful swim activity itself? Swimming with others or the underwater life? Whatever it is, it calls loudly to each one of us who showed up today. Tully and Audrey... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2024 at Pacific Jules
The BOM said do not travel if not essential. So that meant that there were parking spots near the ramp for anyone who wanted it. It also meant that we could not see the temperature because the rain washed it away but we knew it was great art. It was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2024 at Pacific Jules
Looking forward to you coming along for a swim Sent from my iPhone
When you cannot get to a swim, you can go online and get replica experience which is an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) (being a tingling sensation that usually begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine). But today I got to Manly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2024 at Pacific Jules
Today was a beautiful swim day with calm seas, water a warm 23 plus, sun in the sky and as far as I can tell, no blue bottles. Today we also farewelled our treasured swim friend Justus Potgieter. I will share a photo I took of him, Errol and Charl... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2024 at Pacific Jules
Again today I heard from a swimmer that there was a turtle in the surf. It seems that while I cannot see the turtle myself, the turtle is happy to contact me and send greetings via another swimmer. Well I think that is pretty good. The surf was big today... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2024 at Pacific Jules
I suppose it is connected - today the current was powerful and the moon influence was in strong evidence. The "Dangerous Current" sign had real meaning today - not dangerous but definitely strong. I took photos of FFFs and within minutes I found myself almost back at the ramp. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2024 at Pacific Jules
Blue skies, soft fluffy clouds, a heatwave, surf which is wavy but good to swim, singing of the national anthem for those who wanted to join in and a great morning for a swim. what could be more Australian than a cake stall. yummy cakes. Mums for mums - great... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2024 at Pacific Jules
Such a splendid morning to swim in the sea. I came across Natasha and her friends and again they saw the turtle. One degree of separattion from the turtle again. Splashy waves and the sea was a "bit" bumpy - if it gets to "quite" bumpy, they close the beach... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2024 at Pacific Jules
Nothing better to do! Sent from my iPhone
By this January people have foudn out that covid restrictions are over and we can swim at 7 am. SO SO many going down the ramp at 7 am that it was almost like a second Drinks Express. The only remnant of covid restrictions are the different caps which I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2024 at Pacific Jules
Great conditions to finish off 2023 today. No appearance of the turtle so that is the whole of 2023 without me seeing it but so glad that others saw it. Well maybe not "so" glad. I'll give it another chance next year. Jules, Kate, Niels and Pierre. Fab four among... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2023 at Pacific Jules
What a holiday time. So much goings on - enough to try any ordinary person BUT we are swimming in the Bold and Beautiful Swim Squad at Manly - give or take a few tribes either side of 7 am - and we may be collecitng swims for a badge.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2023 at Pacific Jules
I am taking advantage of being the blogger to give feedback to swimmers who offer to help. Don't hesitateto offer help to another person if you think something is awry. I am probably a person that has had most offers of help - sometimes I am frozen in panic and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2023 at Pacific Jules
End of year is coming! Mathilda and Mandy and Robyn are celebrating birthdays! The Building Commission NSW starts today!What better way to celebrate than to have a swim? None. Also - what joy to watch bodysurfing and the results of Movember. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2023 at Pacific Jules
Like some sort of horrendous gender reveal party, today there was a sprinkling of pink (jimbles) and blue (blue bottles) around. Some swimmers reported nil sightings and others reported stings. But the swim was magnificent Clare is visiting from the Gold Coast! FFF on land Chad As usual, I asked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2023 at Pacific Jules
Something for the surfers at last. FFFs returned today and will repeat every Friday for a while. A delightful fixture on the beach. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2023 at Pacific Jules
Very exciting sea conditions to partner with the cold temperature of 15.8. Also something on offer for the surfers today. It was great to meet The FLAT WHITES from Newport. They swim with groups at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Newport of course and also with us! Fantastic open water swimmers and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2023 at Pacific Jules
Smashing surf today. Washing machine coming from different directions. Strong current. But you could also go to Shelly or halfway. Fabulous to swim. If you are going in, you must do so with knowledge of your own skills and determination And keep your eye on the sea Or you could... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2023 at Pacific Jules
Whatever your approach to the swim, whatever you wear in the swim, whenever you go in, the smiles are broad for all on your way out. We are closing in on the end of winter now and approaching Spring when the temperature curiously usually is cooler from my observations, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2023 at Pacific Jules
It is science week this week. A reminder to use scientific method to come to conclusions and make decisions based on evidence. It is also the 35 year anniversary of Red Nose Day where science led to many babies' lives being saved. Science in action. It is also the 50th... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2023 at Pacific Jules
It was hard to get out of a warm bed today but I was glad I did. While it is the best time of year to swim because of the lovely clear conditions, it takes a long time to let the elbows get wet. It is a key strategy to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2023 at Pacific Jules
Well that blog is great but looking forward to a Chat GPT version
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2023 on Tuesday 25th July - ChatGPT at Pacific Jules
YES! this is the first week in winter 2023 when you could have completed 20 swims in 7 weeks to earn your badge. So exciting. It needs to be a public holiday. I hope you are on taregt to get your winter swim badge. There were about 10-ish swimmers at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2023 at Pacific Jules