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After yesterday's dramatic drop in water temperature to 14.4 it was hoped that John Bond's trusty thermometer was going to show a return to the relative warmth of 15 plus. No such luck, the temp rose a big 0.5 degrees to 14.9. It's been a magnificent week of fantastic swimming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Do I have to wear the BnB Pap one piece tomorrow for my blog duties? It suits you much better than on me.
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The end of daylight saving and we make that inexorable march into Winter. However, I much prefer "People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy." — Anton Chekhov This morning as usual, smiling faces everywhere. One lot who were absolutely beaming were the Babewatch Crew. Today Babewatch... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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It was so tempting to stay in bed this morning, but like every day, the B&B swim is always a Blue Sky Day no matter what the weather. **DON'T FORGET TO BOOK FOR THE BADGE CEREMONY** **DETAILS AT BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG** Stats: Temp: 23.4 Swimmers: 197 Newbies: 2 2019... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Sharks, some of the most perfectly constructed creatures in the whole of nature. They have survived for over 200 million years. Take away these apex predators of the ocean and we destroy the entire food chain. Swimmers 574 Newbies 61 Temp 22.2 Redevelopment of Manly Surf Club Alex Prendergast is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Yesterday, being Australia Day, we all congregated at Shelly in an attempt to sing the national anthem. Considering most could not get even through the first two verses, maybe it is now time for our own B&B anthem. Here is a wonderful one composed and performed by Luke Escombe. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Just a few days into the new year and we've had it all from blue skies and angry sea TO THIS Stats: Temp: 19.4 Newbies: not as many as yesterday Swimmers: lost count at 279 SUMMER SWIMS As the Summer long distance swimming season approaches, it seems appropriate to explain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Thank you. The amended version finally made it.
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Thank you. The amended version finally made it.
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A new version is posted. Such a fine performance by you, I couldn't let it go to waste.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2019 on New Year's Day 2019 at Pacific Jules
A new version is posted
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2019 on New Year's Day 2019 at Pacific Jules
A new version is posted
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2019 on New Year's Day 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Happy New Year. The start to another year of wonderful friendships, frivolity and FUN. Stats: Temp: 19.0 Newbies; more than 15 Swimmers; 357 Operation Crayweed Grass planting in Cabbage Tree Bay If you are interested in supporting/assisting this initiative by way of signing up to be a CV (Citizen Volunteer)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Thanks Jac You inspired me.
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Thanks Gem. Definitely Shelley at her best.
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Thank you. Knowing I have bought you a little joy on a Sunday makes it all worthwhile.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2018 on Sunday December 16, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Exactly Jac has inspired me.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2018 on Sunday December 16, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Thank you.
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It was a bit bumpy today. Stats: Swimmers 258 Newbies: Quite a few including Charlie and Michael Temp: 19.7 Summer Swim Badges As the Summer long distance swimming season approaches, it seems appropriate to explain what it takes to earn a Summer badge. Three long distance swims are on offer:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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I'm sure most of you think that the daily blog is published by a well oiled machine of dedicated bloggers. Monday to Saturday, you would be right. Then you come to Sunday. After the swim I asked Rainer who was blogging this morning for the Sunday team. We couldn't figure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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Thanks Lisa
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Thanks Jac, I owe you.
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Thank you Elizabeth
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Thanks Gem, I will definitely include you in further blogs with comments like that.
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2018 on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Mary. John Bond's credibility is shot.
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