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It is hard to believe that we are nearly a quarter through 2019! This popped up this morning care of the lovely Maria Andrew (insta @bymariandrew), I thought we could put ocean swimming and into the puzzle that makes up a Southern Hemisphere March. It was a dark drive from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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This is sort of a Surprise Bog, so short and sweet. I have admired Mary and Dawn and heard them chatting in the change rooms for many months, maybe years. They are always in the wave as I arrive. They are the kind of women I am aiming to be.,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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The smell of the salt hit us, as we hopped out of the car. A tell tale sign that calm waters had not returned to our corner. The summer days have been full of picture perfect skies, heat cloying and cicadas buzzing their white noise. The slow down is in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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It was a green light run all the way from Cammeray until the bottom of the hill at Sydney road. A three songs car ride - Janet Jacksons - Together again, Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams and Powder Fingers - My Happiness - the day had started well. I headed off... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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It was a beautiful dawn this morning, I was wishing the weed 'begone' as I approached our corner ...and it was ! The board said 19.2... I am not sure but it felt a little cooler than that , loads of people, smiling at both the 6.30am and 7.00am swims.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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You can count .......on the beauty Yesterday, someone who lives dangerously close to me was waxing lyrical, as he does, about this and that, when he said something interesting. He commented "it is amazing that rain or shine, cold or warm you can always count on the B&B. There are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Today's inspiration was this image, that popped up on a search I was doing for work. ( credit for picture quotes 'bestbeachquotes_facebook' ) The B&B, and our tribe the Manly Express is my escape from the richness and variety, of life's ups and downs. I have decided it is an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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How Two Blokes from Northbridge, embraced being Bold and Beautiful Ian John and I met when he moved in next door and introduced himself. He invited me over for a few drinks before I had the chance to invite him. We had an instant connection. The thing I like most... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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30.06.2108 On a beautiful, crisp winter's morning where we saw the water temperature go up (by .1) and the ocean delivering yet again, we discovered a new meaning for EOFYs. Enjoy Manly 6.15am. The photo says it all. With paradise like this, how can we not enjoy...... Ocean Swimming The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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LOVE .... written in the sand Despite the what I sense, after a quick chat with the people of the B&B is the republican leanings of our tribe, there is a little bit of extra love in the air. With a Royal Wedding today, there has been a little more... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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"The person who is swimming against the stream, knows the strength of it." Woodrow Wilson It was another beautiful, moody morning at Manly this morning. I was looking for inspiration for the this short blog and googled quote of the day and this one popped up. The last couple of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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As we reached the treasured point, this sunrise took our breath away. Near perfect conditions in which to swim, it sets us up, for the perfect day. Our bodies held gently by the water, cool, we are distant from the daily fray. Time is still, we ponder and chat, a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Musings from .... It was bloody cold this morning......6 degrees at Cammeray and & 7 degrees at Manly...... Cold enough to 'freeze a badge of a winter B&B er....!' The Drinks crew was a little light on for numbers, but lucky us ...the outside air temperature was making it's magic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Moody morning.....not quite the most inviting ocean It was pretty dark at 6.15am this morning ...pre dawn on World Ocean Day 2017 Well, there were not many about this morning ..... Greg and Drinky - contemplating the dark and the light We arrived to the marvel of a dark, moody... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Pacific Jules