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Cabbage Tree Bay put on a stunning display of warm (20.1 deg), flat, glittery water together with blue, sunny skies and warm outside temperatures today - wonderfully fitting conditions to honour B&B legend, Ian Forster, our fearless and tireless leader! Congratulations on your 4000kms! For most part of the life... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Woke to sad news this morning - WWII vet, Captain Sir Tom Moore passed away from coronavirus. He aimed to raise 1,000 pounds for NHS charities before his 100th birthday during the first lockdown in England by walking laps of his garden but ended up raising AUS$60million! His daughter said... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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The water was surprisingly flat, warm and clear this morning after a night of heavy rain so there was a lot of excitement in the air!! The beach was open, flags were up and all was good with the world! But once showered, with coffee in hands, the flags disappeared!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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The attendees of last night's BnB Christmas party were happy to see calm, clear and flat conditions this morning! No thinking or effort required to navigate Manly, Shelly and back after a late night and p'haps one or two beverages under the belt. The water was beautiful and warm hovering... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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The lifeguards do an awesome job at keeping the public safe at Manly. They are always on the lookout and act on information as soon as feasibly possible. There was a supposed Bronze Whaler sighting this morning but luckily most of us managed to get our swim in first which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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Sometimes things happen beyond your control which means you can't get to the beach to take photos for the blog! But with great team work and collaboration from swimmers across the group, before you know it, you have enough info/ pics to write a book! Starting with a few stats... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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After a few hair raising days of wind, rips, rain and swell it was great to return to calmer conditions and see the sun make an appearance briefly this morning! This person was enjoying the serenity and contemplating the water clarity. If you didn't quite make it in, the water... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY MEETING DUE TO THE CONTINUED RISK OF COVID-19. IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE. THANK YOU FOR SWIMMING AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY. Photo credit: Anne Henshaw. Stunning photos Anne! Thank you for sharing!! Today the sea-life... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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Some people saw the grey nurse today, others saw PJ sharks. Anne Henshaw saw this human blubber-head and took this magnificent photo as proof. Humans and jellyfish have finally morphed into these fabulous mammalian jellos! We're not surprised though are we? Of course not - its 2020. Nothing is surprising-... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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It's a special day today! It's Mary's birthday! Here is the birthday girl and her entourage on their way into the water! To any other B&Ber's whose birthday is today - a big Happy Birthday to you too! What's so good about the B&B is that there is always cake.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE. Driving to Manly this morning, Fat Boy Slim's trippy song 'Eat Sleep Rave Repeat' came on the radio. The lyrics got stuck in my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Michelle ๐Ÿ˜„
I thought it was a good pose! Have you taken your mask off yet? ๐Ÿ˜†
Thanks Elizabeth ๐Ÿ˜„
Thanks Shelley, a splendid review indeed and very timely given I need a new job - perhaps politics is now the answer? Quick tip- getup a little earlier to avoid the bumps and wind.
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE. This is what you call an "S-D-B Arch". Social-Distancing-Birthday Arch. It's Dave's birthday today and he started the day with a swim in this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING INSIDE AS MUCH AS IS POSSIBLE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) "Is this the same beach where the waves were huge, visibility was non existent and surfers were out in force?" Ponders Helen (left) who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING INSIDE AS MUCH AS IS POSSIBLE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). The temperature reading in the car this morning was a warm 14 degrees! It was a bit drizzly when I got to the beach... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING. (COVID-19) "Are you looking at me"? This fish must be called Robert. If you don't understand what I mean, just ask Janet. The bay was awash with magical images today of sun speckled and still waters,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Pacific Jules
Wow congrats to Bianca and Brent on the birth of little Ocean! Very exciting news! Great blog RH! Is that David Browns butt?
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2020 on Mon 15th: Jewels of the Sea at Pacific Jules
Thanks David but all credit goes to Lainey for the images.
Thanks Shelley! ๐Ÿ˜‚ How did you know I wasn't there??? All I can say is I was there in spirit! Got to love Lainey who helped me with todays blog. Team effort!
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AS MUCH AS IS POSSIBLE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Despite the chill in the air and dropping sea temps, the enthusiasm for getting up and out for a swim never wanes in this corner of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE Thank you for swimming at different times of the day and maintaining 1.5m distance. After the ferocious waves and gloomy skies of the last... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at Pacific Jules
What is that man running along the bottom of ocean wth a rock training for? Hope this new way of exercise is not a corona replacement for gyms?! Lots of great photos & info Lainey!