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Well, this was a B&B Winter like no other - Covid, social distancing, no official B&B swims, travel restrictions, and records broken for our B&B community. Whilst there has been no official B&B swim in order to comply with public health advice, the same public health advice advocated regular exercise... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at Pacific Jules
21/2/2018 Well, the header does not really apply to the surf break, still a bit intimidating and not much of a difference to yesterday. Surf yesterday ... ... leaving Inge is disbelief ... and surf today, which apparently did not deter the early morning swimmers. From the point on however,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Pacific Jules
I am retired now, can't afford it anymore, I am afraid
December 27 has been a fixture on Manly's social calendar for the past 9 years - its the Bold and Beautiful anniversary Who better than Julie, the charismatic founder, can put into words the beginning of B&B and the journey it has taken since: 9 years ago, who would have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Filling in for lucky Lisa who is now on her way to warm and sunny Bali. Well timed Lisa! But you missed out on another beautiful swim, in perfectly flat water and abundant marine life. And it didn't feel as cold as yesterday. According to the SMH, was last night... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Our good fortunes with seasonally mild water temperatures, abundant marine life, good visibility, and calm water, continued today. Only downside was that despite a beautiful and promising sunrise, the sun very quickly disappeared behind thick clouds and did not make a return during our swim. I missed the start of... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Reading through the blog in recent times, in particular the photo selection, I am a bit reminded of a quote from George Orwell’s animal farm: all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. Rarely a day goes by without countless photos of our B&B celebrities: A-team,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Pacific Jules
Thanks God it's Friday - at least for most of our employed swimmers with daily work duties. In my office, Friday is also mufti day, hence no need to get dressed in suit and tie after the swim when I am driving from Manly to North Sydney Richard just telling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Pacific Jules
This is the early morning view over Sydney Harbour and Manly I had every weekday from my office before I joined B&B (Manly in the background to the left, next to North Head) And this is the early morning view I am enjoying now I am not complaining about my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Pacific Jules
04/12/2015 - Speed For my birthday a couple of weeks ago, I got a present from my 16 year old son Marco: a voucher for a free swim with him. Marco used to swim with me when I started B&B in November 2012. He was a kid back then, enjoying... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Pacific Jules
I suppose you mean quality work from the blogger/photographer. That's German precision blogging
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2015 on Back on Blog Duty at Pacific Jules
Back on Blog Duty If you haven’t missed my blogs for the last six months, I don’t blame you, Roger’s Friday blogs have been unparalleled, and he left big shoes to fill. My excuse for the long silence: first a ruptured Achilles tendon back in March, followed by a couple... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Pacific Jules
Perfect swimming conditions, flat and warm water from the point all the way to Shelly, and I counted only a small group of 7 hard core doublers after the regular swim this morning. Where has the rest of you been today (John, Richard, Dorset, Alanna, Claire, Ann, Robyn, the German... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Pacific Jules
Nice having you all back reading the blog. Comments on my first blog haven't been as bad as I feared, even JK told me he liked it. Here my second edition, hope you enjoy and appreciate my improving photographic skills. Last time, to be honest, I struggled quite a bit,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Pacific Jules
Important Notice Please note that bookings are essential for the Karaoke Night on 10th Feb. Book HERE NOW to avoid disappointment. See the bottom of the blog for more details. Warning: This is my first blog. If you don't like it, too bad for you. Complaints please to JK. With... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Pacific Jules
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