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This morning there was great excitement at the surf club with John announcing the Miguel Maestre from Channel 10's "The Living Room" was making us breakfast for the first 50 people who signed the waiver agreeing that their image may be on television. John asked us to wait on the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pacific Jules
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This morning conditions were just perfect, flat, clearer, dusky's to see and low tide which meant it was nearly a walk to the point. A little bit of rain had us all ducking for cover - don't want to get wet until we need to. But the rain didn't bother... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Today was a day to celebrate, friends, accomplishments and new friends at Bold and Beautiful. Paula had the customary celebratory arch for reaching her 500km. While Ted, pictured with Lainey, Charlie and Freddy celebrated his birthday. And Sophie from Austria came to see what all the fuss was about, enjoying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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What a difference a day or two can make. From nice flat, clear swimming earlier in this week, this morning with the southerly change coming through yesterday swimming was a little sub-optimal. And to top it off when I rocked up for my regular swim this morning the 6am bait... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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While the seas today were a little lumpy and there was a great rip by the surf club to make for a quick exit out of Manly, today we had other reasons to celebrate, the birthday of one of Bold and Beautiful's favourites. Sophie bought down her beautiful family to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Lovely blog Ali and great work being done by the Babewatch crew. This morning I also saw a fiddler ray and numb ray but not the turtle - great swim
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2019 on Another Tuesday with Babewatch at Pacific Jules
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The weather may have been a little sub optimal this morning, but the same cannot be said of the conditions, they were near perfect. A few little fun waves on walking in to the water, a wade almost all the way to the point and the most clear, perfect conditions.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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It was Boxing Day in 2008, a group of six ladies met for breakfast at Bluewater Cafe to talk about Christmas and their plans for the new year. The ladies talked about getting fitter and how they would love to swim in the ocean but were afraid to. One of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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The Northern Beaches is definitely winding down to Xmas and there's plenty of Christmas cheer around the beach in the mornings. This morning these guys were being put through their Xmas paces on Manly Beach. While with Bold and Beautiful it's the battle of the best Christmas Rashie. This Santa... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Pacific Jules
You won't know which way to look at with the improved vision - always so much to see in Cabbage Tree Bay
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Where better to spend hot sunny summer Christmas Days than our very own Manly Beach and in particular swimming from Manly to Shelly and back. A lot of people have ditched the wetties and the ugly Christmas rashies are starting to make an appearance. An no its not reindeer in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Dorset got me thinking this morning - each summer/winter we strive for badges, but the badge is just one part of the whole Bold and Beautiful story. While the badge is the individual reward for our hard work - braving the chilly winter mornings or swimming longer in summer, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Every time I swim in our beautiful Cabbage Tree Bay I am astounded at the abundance of sealife that surrounds us if we chose to turn our focus to our environment rather than the dash for Shelly Beach each morning. This morning started a little grey but with the sea... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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What a glorious morning after yesterday's wild conditions, perfect for a swim from Manly to Shelly Beach and back. The 6.30am team (above) loved the smaller waves and warmer conditions. Our eyes were deceiving us for some a few minutes, no there hadn't been a sudden massive drop in temperature... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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This morning the waves were causing a little bit of havoc for our Bold and Beautiful swim. Drinky told the 6.30 team to be honest about your ability and if you were in any doubt to swim from half way or Shelly. The 6.30's head out through the waves. A... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Its the blog when you do when you get sidetracked with work commitments
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Some mornings it can be a tough battle between getting out from under the warm cozy bed sheets and committing to swim at Manly Beach. But then we have lights in our life who make the decision to drag yourself out of bed worthwhile. Fiona is one such person and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Today was one of those 10 out of 10 winters days - barely any swell, a little warmer than it has been at 16.6 degrees, clear and near perfect conditions. The 6.30 team were out in force, some doing the last of their winter badges - swimming 20 swims over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at Pacific Jules
The Z-team forgives the A-team - they really should learn to take a deep breath and slow down so they can see everything and everyone around them on the swim. Great blog Elaine
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Today was the lovely Fiona's birthday and conditions were just perfect for her, nice and clear, calm but rather chilly. You have to be there pretty early to see Fiona leave on her swim - she is one of these nutters above who head out with their headlamps before sunrise... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Lainey, I would have thought Wharf Bar would be more appropriate so we could coordinate regular walk-bys and an exit strategy if required!!
You love and deserve all the attention LesBubs - I am sure we will find you a man. They will, however, have to be put through their B&B paces before taking you out on a date!!
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It seems to me that all the kool kids have birthdays in August and the party continued on today, this time celebrating LesBubs - more on the festival of Lesley shortly. Lainey did some special baking to celebrate the occasion. Were we seeing double, it was Fi and Fi on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Pacific Jules
I still think I can do better - so don't think you're off the hook yet LesBubs. And as for Lips, apparently he is the only blogger that manages to fog up the inside of the camera!!!!
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Winter swimming!!! Yes it can be cold and you suffer from cold bottomitis during the day, but it also comes with its pleasures. The water is nice and clear, it's only your fellow loonies dedicated enough to get up in the dark and head down to Manly Surf Lifesaving Club... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Pacific Jules