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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
Thanks Mary - sorry I did not correctly credit the images - at least I confessed there I got them from - and yes it was a fun day for everyone whether at Darling Harbour, the Heads or on the water - what a fantastic adventure ahead for the team on 'Influencer'
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I've come to the conclusion that we swim with a bunch of crazies - people that do abnormal things, always pushing the boundaries and don't we love following their adventures. Yesterday we had the pleasure of going out on John Lehmann's lovingling restored yacht 'Seabird' to see Captain Matt Hayes,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Yes we've had a week of rain, doom and gloom but rest assured from today the days will get longer and we can start looking forward to Bondy's summer swim program - not before we've all ticked off our 20 winter swims. This keen lot never rain or the cold... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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What better thing to do on a Thursday morning than pull yourself out from under that nice warm doona and head down to the Manly Surf Lifesaving Club for our daily dose of Vitamin Sea. This hearty bunch were some of the 6.30 bunch who head out even before the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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We love winter swimming and as if the ocean knows we are about to start working hard on our winter badges the water temperature has dropped below 18 degrees, this morning was a chilly 17.5. There's still plenty of brave souls not slipping into a wetsuit, but for a large... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Pacific Jules
I'm not the one with the reptuation: women's swimmers; opera; fluffy dogs - I rest my case
Toggle Commented May 17, 2018 on Thursday 17 May: The B&B dress code at Pacific Jules