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Venus, from Italian artist, Botticelli's famous painting, 'The Birth of Venus', has decided not to emerge from the sea today. She popped her head up, took one look around and said, 'COVID what? Bugger that', I'm staying in the safety and calm of the ocean today. When this April Fool's... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pacific Jules
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As Scomo's daily announcements continue to significantly change the way we live - we at the B&B are embracing these changes! Why? Because 'Change is as good as a holiday'! and if we can't go on holidays, then this is the next best thing! Social distancing gives us the big... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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There were two schools of thought, in addition to schools of fish, on the conditions of the swim today! Sue Marinan gave it thumbs down with words along the lines of gloomy, dark, bumpy, wet, cold! Ros Ex and Petra, on the other hand, thought it was fabulous, glorious, beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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Never turn your back on the ocean - it has all manner of tricks up its sleeve as Georgina, Melise and Jo (who is in the photo but mostly underwater) discovered on their bumpy but fun ride back into the beach this morning! Speaking of morning - it started off... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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On first look I thought Rainer had photobombed this great pic of Merrilee and Georgina, sporting a bit of extra facial hair. On closer examination, realised it was Merrilee's dog, Napoleon, who wanted to be front and centre of the Big Reveal! What is the 'Big Reveal' you ask? It's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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How did you begin your day? Louise, Monica, Jane (and 277 other B&B swimmers) started with an invigorating swim, relishing the salt air, sun, warm water and stopping on the way for a chat with a guy who looked like.... well..that he was just casually walking past..... not walking across... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at Pacific Jules
You missed the but - finger and so far no challenges to the top 20 swimmers!! Its your lucky day!! πŸ˜†
Don't thank me Shelley, thank Brian! πŸ˜†
Thanks Lainey loo! Always good material to write about at the b&b. Just wondering when you are going to give Roger Ingram his cheese grater. He said himself he's been hanging to read a violent movie.
Daniel - its not an official event but every time you swim & log your swim your kms are recorded. You can check how many kms you've swum throughout the year by clicking on the mini challenge in the daily view. It's quite prestigious to end up in the top 20 swimmers at the end of the year based on the number of kms you've swum! Most of the people in the top 20 swim between 3 and 6 (or more) kms a day so its pretty hard to get there but give it a go!! You can click on the 2020 mini challenge icon to see how many kms you've recorded this year already (assuming you log your swims!)
Thanks Jac! Good material again today special thanks to Brian πŸ˜†
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The challenge is on! These 6 swimmers (spot the 6th) were in the top 20 swimmers of 2019 mini challenge and were getting a bit cocky about it this morning! SO.... the challenge is ON to knock them out of the 2020 20! Are you up for the challenge??? It... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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A sense of excitement describes the mood with animated chatter about family and food That time of year has arrived again... Love it or hate it - that fella' 'Jesus' is to blame! The masses descend upon the beach From far and farther... as well as those in reach In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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The end of the year is here, Christmas is around the corner, stress levels are high, our 'to do' lists are longer than the leg of Michael Sheehan's pyjama pants, there's smoke on the water, ash on the beach but that didn't deter B&Bers who found time to dress up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Thanks very much for this great information & offer of help Julia. I will pass onto John with your email address!
Shiny happy people - we should write a song about that!!! WAIT - too late!!! Thanks R.E.M! They must have been for a BnB swim
Thanks Mary! Good conditions = happy people!! :-)
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This lovely crew were all smiles today after a smooth ride to Shelly & back with no ash nor leaves clinging to their bodies making the swim just that bit more challenging! Instead - we were blessed with aquarium conditions - but no fish photos as blog camera is still... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Today was a Beautiful day in the land of the B&B and even Better Because it was Brian's Birthday. Bravo Birthday Boy! All the Best for a bonza day! The Board says it all! Sunset Bar for B&B (and others!)! Can't do much Better than that! A brewskie or two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Lainey! Your photos made the day look awesome even if it actually wasn't πŸ˜†
You look like you are frolicking in a warm spa bath! Nothing like a bit of fake news made up from the comfort of a warm bed with others out in the field doing the real work!
Me too πŸ˜†
All Lainey's photo skills as usual!
Good to hear Andrew is ok!
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"Is it raining? I hadn't noticed!" Andie McDowell, Four Weddings and a Funeral. Correction! Jo Gregory, Bold and the Beautiful. Jo elegantly and unphasedly (is that a word? If not, it is now!) entered the water at Shelly in gale force winds and rain, making it look as enjoyable and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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