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Elizabeth Stewart
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I entered through the waves today. At Shelly! They were big. There I found some excellent swimmers What sea is this? was it only last week I was looking at green sea grass calmly at this point? Ted, Roz, Georgina and David heading off for a swim David and A... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pacific Jules
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Today there was no formal BB ceremony to remember those that served and serve, and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, those we remember on ANZAC day. However, many many people came to the beach to watch the sunrise and to hear the trumpet sounding the Last Post (at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Calm water. 19.1 degrees so very pleasant to swim in. Sun. Crisp autumn air. Loads of wised up people swimming. What a lovely morning. Kylie and Hayley out in the swim Getty ready, checking the temperature, looking at the conditions. None of this information changes your decision to get in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Calm water. 19.1 degrees so very pleasant to swim in. Sun. Crisp autumn air. Loads of wised up people swimming. What a lovely morning. Kylie and Hayley out in the swim Getty ready, checking the temperature, looking at the conditions. None of this information changes your decision to get in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Conditions today warranted TWO Dangerous current signs being erected by the lifeguards Those very skilled and capable swimmers who swam in these conditions swam north. There were reports of low visibility, scum on the surface, debris, and one swimmer counted 39 orange barrel jellyfish. Which I find creepy as they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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The temperature surged up from 18.3 to 18.6 today. Also the sky was blue. There was less debris than yesterday and the day before. The sea weed patch was less as much of it seemed deposited on the sand. But there were a lot of flies on it. Watching out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at Pacific Jules
No. but there were sea lice. The situation may change later because of the wind direction
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2021 on Friday 12 March 2021 Intel at Pacific Jules
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No matter when you swim, there is someone from whom you can find out some intel about what you want to know - sea temperature - today a hot 23.9, the swell, what marine life has been seen, any stingers and coming events of interest. This morning, the key question... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Summer comes to an end with lovely conditions. Still a lot of bluebottles trapped at Shelly. I hope the turtle can eat through them all. Otherwise, hot water (22.7 degrees), calm surface and areas of pretty good visibility. So why would you be anywhere else, Ravi? Your friends swam but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Really the best thing about sea swimming apart from the sea are the swimmers. All levels of ability and skill but all enjoying the swim. And what a lovely swim today. Moving water but manageable. Visibility was not great. And the water temperature - well, let's say it was not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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When you swim in the same location the sea is so variable you always find something new. In addition, this week I found out about buoyancy pants as an aid to swimming better and maybe faster. These are readily available for sale even though I have never heard of them.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Fabulous blog Rusty
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2021 on 50 Shades of Cabbage Tree Bay at Pacific Jules
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Blog title is courtesy of this swimmer who was backstroking for a bit just to take in all of the excellent features of today's swim People were swimming I entered at a time when fast some early swimmers were exiting. There was so much energy from their swimming that the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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For whatever reason, I am party to discussions about the pace of swimming. You can see lots of swimmers with Garmin/Apple/Suunto watches so they must know what their pace is. But what is a normal or good pace? Well, that is the personal best pace for each swimmer of course.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Pacific Jules
And I was in the middle. Waiting from just after midnight
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2021 on Friday 8 January 2021 at Pacific Jules
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On 2 January 2021 an announcement was made that the great unwashed of Greater Sydney were allowed to breach the barriers at the top of Spit Bridge and Roseville Bridge after what seemed an eternity of lockout. The bridges were humming with the restraint of those who wanted to swim... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2021 at Pacific Jules
K Sent from my iPad
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Lockdown continues. Let's see what tomorrow brings Swimming goes on here and there. I am swimming at Balmoral occasionally but also at the local Lane Cove pool. For the blog Anne takes such beautiful sea life photos. That subject matter is not available at Lane Cove pool or so far... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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Merry Christmas wherever you are during this lockdown I went to Balmoral for a swim before the tumble of Christmas Day. I encountered a lot of parking spaces and swimmers. I am grateful for Roger's blog yesterday as he updated us on what is happening at South Steyne. It is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at Pacific Jules
This is the usual notice at the start of a blog but today I am adding that today there is a Health Dept recommendation that people should not go into and out of the northern beaches, from the Spit Bridge to Palm Beach (in case you have a different definition)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at Pacific Jules
Schoolies theme is topical. Nicer water todat
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School's out but inquiring minds keep on keeping on. A maths/science investigation on nipple size. I think Forget apps to calm your busy mind. The sea offers the best solution. Just float about No longer do I wonder about jaws and have the theme from that movie in my mind... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at Pacific Jules
That’s amazing!
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What is it all about ? the area outside the surf life saving club is cross hatched and as it was done overnight, was it done by the council or by the club or by aliens? Who can know. Like the mysteries of the sea and the boat that appears... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2020 at Pacific Jules