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I woke up with my old friend this morning - fear. What if the water temperature has dropped again? What if those blueys are back? What if the surf is too big? And the truth behind all our fears? What if I can’t handle it? And of course fear has... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pacific Jules
Thanks Elizabeth ... your blogs are the best
Thanks mate I love blogging
Us swimmers are a hopeful lot. We hope for not too much bump, not too chilly water, and nothing stingy. And we got it this morning - perfect conditions. When you think about it, hope is the beginning of every good thing in our lives. It always believes for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Pacific Jules
The inspiration for this morning's blog is from Anne Edwards who suggested I blog on sand. When I asked why she said 'You wouldn't have a beach without sand. And then I thought well, I wake up after a night with the sandman. Then I don't like to have my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Once upon a time in a land far away in Persia a beautiful woman fell in love with a visiting Prince of the Palace. She thought ‘How can I charm the Prince when surely his Palace provides him with all he desires…’ And just when she was in the depths... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Pacific Jules
I wonder why we B&Bers relish our morning talks, and what makes catching up with each other as enjoyable as the swim. Of course there’s lots of reasons why our conversations work, and one of them is because we ‘turn towards’ more often than we ‘turn away.’ Turning towards is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at Pacific Jules
One of the best parts of the swim is not the swim. It’s the rapport of the group and how we connect with each other. So how does it work so well? Studies show its all about presence in two ways. When you want to dramatically improve how you connect... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at Pacific Jules
The madness waking up to the coldness. And the rain coming and going like the 144. The sun low in the sky, and the pines restless. I see Ian first, then Anne. And I know why its not madness but warmness that entices me to swim. And like the red... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Great blog... love the pics
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2019 on 26/07/2019 FriYAY! at Pacific Jules
Thanks Roz
Thanks Elizabeth.
Thanks David, I appreciate it.
Flicking through Facebook this morning, like most mornings, and its all about a mate on a big holiday in Greece, an awesome birthday party in Dubai and great achievement in a son’s life. And I’m grateful for their joy. I love staying connected but in all these big events there... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Pacific Jules
A cool morning warmed up by people, you could say we are sharing feeling and learnings, so we are both better off. Learning a bit more about the ocean conditions, feeling cared for or even just accepted. In theory it’s called collaboration where the relationship is the #1 issue and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Thanks David ... stay strong
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2019 on Thursday 20 June: The whole hearted at Pacific Jules
Being raised old school male has its pros and cons. You get all the strength of the masculine energy but you often feel trapped in it too because its not cool be be male and vulnerable. You need to be tough and macho and never display emotion. Superman never cried.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Pacific Jules
My mum told me cold hands mean a warm heart, but you could say cold hands strong heart. So when you are wrapped up in a nice warm bed why get up and swim in winter?Well there are at least 5 reasons to get up and go for a brisk... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Pacific Jules
As a kid my favourite book was Noddy & his bumpy dog. I loved that bumpy dog, not Noddy, because I had a bumpy dog too I called Nipper. Life was more fun with my bumpy dog because he reminded me life was for living and the best bits were... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Pleasure MIchele...I love my Thursday blogging duty..
Thanks Lucy....Should be great fun next Tuesday... after 6 years of dinners I'm finally speaking at one...:)
I should have made an exception for you mate...:)
I may have discovered the secret sauce of the B&B swimmer. It’s not just about swimming it’s about people. So what’s the secret sauce? Its care. Pure and simple. You care about yourself. You are committed to understanding who you are – your strengths, your joys – and you are... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Pacific Jules
After a spectacular red dawn it was quiet this morning and bumpier than the past few days. The board said 21.0 degrees, but the ocean looked cooler. And yet as the temperature falls the warmth in the group remains. Swimmers come down and talk sometimes to the usual suspects and... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Like most swimmers I love the dawn in all its majesty and the promise it brings every day to refresh and enrich our lives. And that’s everyday magic. So what’s so special about Easter for us? Well Easter the word is a derivation of the name for the pagan goddess... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Pacific Jules