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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 2 days ago at Pacific Jules
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A lively blog
Great blog. I hear you about getting over certain feelings to swim. I am short sighted so it was good not to wear prescription goggles for the first few years with B.B. but now it is good to see stuff for low visibility you saw a lot!
Well. Last day of badge swims and winter and what a day. Cold. Windy. Mixed up sea and some waves. A salp soup. Penny said that the larval form of the salp have primitive backbone in them like we would have had when we crawled out of the sea(although when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Pacific Jules
or fish spotting, or other things near the sea. Here is Dominic doing some lung capacity building. And today, we celebrated Elaine's birthday In his recent triathlon in Denmark, BB swimmer Alan and daughter Courtney saw there was lots of jellyfish in the water for the swim leg which was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at Pacific Jules
What a happy bunch
Another Smoky day in Sydney. We poor asthmatics! Enough back burning for me. I have been watching Tony Robinsons's Ancient English Walks where he is going along the Ickneild way. By now there are surely grooves in various paths as swimmers (especially regulars) make their way from home using their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Pacific Jules
People say you cannot notice the changing of the seasons in Sydney. If you swim in the ocean, you can. Here we are approaching the last month of winter with its calm seas, dropping water temps and an increasing number of swimmers hitting 20 swims for their badge. But lots... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Pacific Jules