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Gorgeous sunrise this morning! And I was thankful to see a flat ocean, after a couple of challenging days last week that diverted me to a halfway exit. Lesbubs and JK pointed towards whales (I couldn't see them), then two drones. Found one of the drones - it's somewhere in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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A gorgeous sky and perfect conditions greeted me this morning. As did these three lovely swimmers: Alanna, Anne and Edwina had arrived early for some pre-swim chats. Dave had also arrived early with Baxter, who was upping the cuteness factor of the morning. Ed got special cuddles: Belinda, Emma and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Big day down at the B&B this morning. End of Financial Year (EOFY) excitement gripped the waiting swimmers. They knew Management would be putting on their own show: End of Swimming Year (EOSY) specials. We weren't disappointed. After almost two months of calm, clear water, a gnarly ocean awaited us:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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OK, let's face it. It's here. There's no point in avoiding the issue. It's best to talk about these things. WINTER HAS ARRIVED!! I'm not a winter person. I'd move to Darwin if it weren't for the crocs and the box jellyfish (and the shorts and long socks thing). So... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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It's been a week of erratic conditions at the B&B. The perfect, flat ocean of Monday and Tuesday gave way to a strong swell from Wednesday onwards, causing us all to think hard to find the swimming route best suited to our ability and mood. Thankfully the tranquility returned in... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Autumn has arrived. The humidity has given way to a strong westerly. My phone showed 13.6 degrees as I left the house, so I made an emergency wardrobe stop to grab my beanie. At B&B Central I was greeted by a clear sky and by Anne E, who pointed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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After months of waiting, the warm sea temperatures have finally arrived. These 6.30 swimmers couldn't wait to dive in: The board provided the all-important statistic: Yes, after climbing all week, the temperature has finally breached 25 degrees!! Combined with the lumpy and somewhat murky conditions, it really did feel like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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As I walked down Ashburner Street to the beach this morning, I could see the sea mist in the distance and could feel that sea-misty heaviness in the air. When I arrived at B&B Central, not only was the mist everywhere, but there were also alien objects on the beach.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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I love summer. I really do. Some people hanker after log fires, cosy sweaters and crisp air. Not me. Give me long days, warmth and that heavy Sydney humidity. With the southerly blowing, today wasn't a classic Sydney summer's day, but the weather delivered what matters most to us B&Bers:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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Those of you who know me will know that my usual arrival time at B&B Central is 7.01. Well, not this morning. It's just as well I arrived early, as there was a lot going on. Janelle had turned up for only her second (or third?) swim. Last time she... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at Pacific Jules
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