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Elizabeth Stewart
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When astronauts come back to earth they land in the sea which is a pretty good spot. We are getting back to the sea after many months of poor quality conditions. Where does all the dirt and rubbish go? It is still in the sea somewhere unfortunately but not near... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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It was not raining just when I swam. The water was great. There was a strong rip at the beach but it was very los tide (so much so that I found myself walking on rocks and sea weed before I could start swimming). Lots of big news today. Tony... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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The water is brown again. It is also messy because of the breeze. The temperature is 20.5 This weather does not interrupt the Friday Fast Fives Simon was not going in and out today - it seemed he packed the wrong gear - but he used his time fruitfully in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Here is David (who has arrived to swim from Washington DC and maybe prompted by the blog ) and Matthew from Dee Why, his son. The conditions were pretty good today so I’m sure they enjoyed the swim I watched the FFS doing their routine as a non athlete I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Manly is tidying itself up for the swim. Sea and sand looked manageable today. FFFs were out and some people were swimming Enjoy your day. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2022 at Pacific Jules
Super blog for an extraordinary stormy day
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The Strangers song was not (I believe) about swimming after heavy rain but the title was an apt description of the swim today. The alternative description by one swimmer - strong, rough and dirty is also appropriate but I don't know a song called that. Swimmers motivated by their own... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2022 at Pacific Jules
I don’t know but it is an eye catching photo Sent from my iPhone
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It was my goal to photograph the 6.30 swimmers in action but my camera's capability was inadequate to the task. So I had to get in their way. Here is one swimmer who could not believe what he saw when he turned (very expertly; with one goggle only out of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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As we approach the end of January, we can see it get a bit darker in the morning than in the middle of summer. People say there are no seasons in Sydney but I think there are subtle seasons if you look, especially in the sea and in our swim.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2022 at Pacific Jules
What a treat to have a Blog from you Mary! Great blog capturing everything. Lots of people to share Eric’s steps with today but as always so glad for them. Great contemplation spot
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2022 on 'Stralia Day 2022 at Pacific Jules
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The lifeguard announced that the beach was closed and the surf was huge. I could not quite make out the words but I could see it with my eyes. Here are some swimmers going in despite my comments Mick and Josh coming out And here are the some of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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So what is causing the big sea/currents/ waves? The direction is northeast so lots of blue bottles Many people were swimming Harbourside Elaine gave a report - while all other conditions are unfavourable the water is still over 23 Did anyone see the bluebottle sign at the beach? The artist... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Yes I said Nor’easter like the old salt I am. Windy. Lots and lots of blue bottles ( which are a colony so really a conspiracy of sorts) and it will be like this for several more days HAPPY NEW YEAR Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Today is a special day. The first time in more than 2 years that I have arrived at Shelly Beach while the other swimmers are still there. What a treat. I saw Bruce Baird call Let's Go and then the flurry of arms and foam as the swimmers set off.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Today is a special day. The first time in more than 2 years that I have arrived at Shelly Beach while the other swimmers are still there. What a treat. I saw Bruce Baird call Let's Go and then the flurry of arms and foam as the swimmers set off.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2021 at Pacific Jules
What a joyous blog! Not a surprise that the photos are superbe and the swimmers really look fantastic in the hats and glasses though
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How good were they? FFF* were doing ins and outs in them and the bodysurfing on display was SO GOOD that I went into the waves on purpose. So many bags on the wall. What a turn out. As end of year approaches people's minds turn to swimming at Manly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Bit of a wave but mostly flat, warm water, blue sky and lots of swimmers and paddlers about. It felt like summer today. I arrived close to 6 am with the intent of getting the early swimmers into the blog. Imagine my surprise when I saw Shaun Ken and others... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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What season you say? The season for long swims which is the same as summer. Speaking of long swims, there was a 2,000 km celebration tunnel for Craig. But he got it on AfterPay ie before the swim. Congratulations Craig!!! Today we also celebrated being joined by swimmers from Orange.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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The water temperature was 20.5 today. The visibility improving. The waves gentle and full. And there was some blue in the sky and a shining disc too. Which I did not mind even though it made things glarey on the way to Shelly. But so many smiles! I think it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Gorgeous blog. Love that John's "Let's Go" is back and also the announcements from the wall!
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Like a good friend, the sea is not always the same but also like a good friend a careful look will tell you the mood they are in. Today was a big waves day. Some people were helped to exit by life guards. Don't look at David Panton or David... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Nice to swim in the rain - not so much glare
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The conditions today were the same as they appeared to be. Thank you Sean for the title of the blog It is important to have a good look at the conditions for a good while before you get in so that, if you can, you discern patterns. Attention to detail... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2021 at Pacific Jules