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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL SWIM GROUP IS CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING DUE TO THE RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS(COVID-19). IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE. After the weather change last night I wasn't expecting the calm and clear waters that awaited us this morning. The temperature was still... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at Pacific Jules
This blog is going to be crisp and clear, just like this morning's swim. What a beauty it was; a leisurely walk to the point, an abundance of marine life on display and happy, smiling faces everywhere. Peter Shultz was one of the happy swimmers, returning to water for his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Welcome to the long weekend. Swimmers this morning were greeted with another beautiful sunrise, reflecting off our amazing ocean. Today is World Oceans Day; an opportunity to honour, help protect and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it: Generates most of the oxygen we breathe Helps... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Pacific Jules
State election day and you know what I think the best thing about elections are- the sausage sizzles at cake stalls! The schools hosting the ballot boxes love to put on a fundraising sausage or cupcake- makes voting a great social and community event- it's almost fun! This mornings swim... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Summer kicked off this morning with the first 6km swim, a birthday song in the bay and 20 degree, mostly clear water. It was great to be back in the water after a week of storms, a wobbygong attack and ramp closures. Drinky, the fearless leader of the 6.30 group... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Well looking for some blog inspo during the week I searched up today's date; 13th October- and boy did I find inspiration! Happy birthday Ian Thorpe - do they get any better than this legend? I did reach out to the Thorpedo to invite him to join us for a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Oh Cabbage Tree Bay, sweet Cabbage Tree Bay, You are the very best place to start a day, Whether the weather is sunny or grey, Your beautiful waters brighten my way. Cabbage Tree Bay, divine Cabbage Tree Bay, you are a slice of heaven I have to say, In you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Pacific Jules
I don't often walk to Shelly Beach, I'm usually more comfortable in the water, however decent size waves and a sore neck necessitated walking today. What a blessing- I can see why people travel great distances to enjoy this coastal walk. The art work along the way is hard to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Pacific Jules
Well a huge congratulations to the 6km and 10km badge swimmers today. While I was supporting my daughter in her rowing efforts (see photo at bottom) two of my people were slogging it out for 4 hours in the water earning their 10km summer badge. This was following up from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Pacific Jules
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With 16 sleeps to go, I did a little survey today on what everyone's favourite Christmas movie is. The winner, by a long margin, was LOVE ACTUALLY. Maybe we were swayed by the fact that some of the cast joined us for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Today we celebrate the fashion of the bold and beautiful, in particular the effortless, yet edgy, grey marle BnB hoodie. Vogue calls it "the ultimate neutral". Karl Lagerfeld describes it as "a wardrobe staple". Barb McKee says "it's filled the gap in my wardrobe that I didn't know I had."... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Well I'm calling it- a top 10 swim today! While any swim is a good swim, some days are just magical- crystal clear 20.2 degree water, a stunning sunrise, an abundance of marine life and smiles everywhere you look. Firstly, congratulations to Wills and Kate on their wedding anniversary today.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Pacific Jules
It's a humid, moody start to the last day of the year ! Simon and Anne are Management Delegates and the cry is 'Where's Shaun?' we stand and natter as the 'Dead mans crew' muster. Drinkie arrives with a smile on his dial and we are still saying 'Where's Shaun?'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Pacific Jules
We surveyed 100 people and the top 6 answers are on the board; How do you wake up? Alarm 42 Birds 36 Body clock 28 Feeling awesome/ jumping out of bed 14 Tap on the shoulder ;-) 7 Electric blinds open 1 However you woke this morning you were glad... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Pacific Jules
What a stunning morning greeted swimmers today, Crystal clear waters, not a jimble in the bay, Above are the early swimmers with the sun's first ray. And here are my people, big fans of the BandB, From Cammeray we drive, desperate for the sea, and below is a legend, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Pacific Jules
The day started with the discovery that the 'just past 6.00am.....we leave when we are ready B&B group' are not Saturday swimmers, not this Saturday anyway ! We are only recent converts to the odd pre 6.30am swim so we needed ernest discussions varying on the theme of "will we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Pacific Jules
We are so lucky to have this idyllic holiday destination right on our doorstep. While I can't take as many, or as long holidays as I'd like, I do find that the one hour holiday, taken several times a week does keep me refreshed, recharged and most importantly, sane! The... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Pacific Jules
A virgin blog, written in Cammeray published January 30th, a Saturday. Manly was at her beautiful best, filled with runners, paddlers and the rest. Ian was there, John was too, greeting the newbies, as they do. Fifteen new recruits signed their name, joining the Pacific Challenge Hall of Fame. South... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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