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Temp: warmer in than out Swimmers: <500 Newbies: a few 2020 Summer badge ceremony. Sunday March 22nd You’ve done the hard yards and got your Summer Badge(s), now come and collect your badges with all the pomp and ceremony the B&B can muster. Bring along $10 for each badge you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2020 at Pacific Jules
Tuesday 10 March Lovely sunrise today and warm water for a Tuesday morning :) Having trouble rotating the images today, so enjoy the sunrise on a 90 degree rotation ! BOTB: The Monthly Dinner – 10th March 2020 – Wine Tasting The next B&B monthly dinner will be held on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2020 at Pacific Jules
The Monthly Dinner – 10th March 2020 – Wine Tasting The next B&B monthly dinner will be held on Tuesday 10th March at 6.30 pm at Bluewater Restaurant. Special guest, David Webster, will present the range of Bold and Beautiful wines especially for B&B members and their friends. The Bold... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Pacific Jules
Title is today's SMH 'target' - can you find the 9 letter word? I can't Twins Henry and Will. Here is a photo of them before summer. And here is a picture of them today. Please heed Henry's advice to always wear sunscreen when out and about. Josh and Anna... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Pacific Jules
Reach The big three Mark is doing the English Channel later in the year so trying to clock up some more kms these days A happy birthday being sung somewhere in here Goofy Sue and Andre Duncan Sterling was happy about getting the win Swimmers: ~200 Temp: 21 Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Pacific Jules
Hugo keeping an eye out to sea Drinks briefing the 6.30 crew on conditions. Messy, been a few rescues recently, if you're not confident walk to Shelly etc. John and Sam who both made it out of the water safely! Pink v white Rogue waves well past the point A... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Mal (Dad) and Rach swam to and from Shelly today for the first time Ever present Georgina with newbie mum and old dog Bron Blurry but happy Lots of comments about the good water visibility today Saw this gymnast practicing at Shelly Reaching This rays fins reminded me of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Freshie sunrise JK preaching to the masses - his message this morning was that Shelly was closed due to pollution. Best to swim north 'The ants go marching one by one ... " Swimmers - 200 newbies - few water temp - 19.4 B&B FUNDRAISING CHRISTMAS PARTY NO TICKETS WILL... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at Pacific Jules
memory card from camera this morning is 'corrupt' so another pictureless blog today. temp has creeped over 20 degrees finally. the ash that was in the water yesterday was replaced by leaf litter and lots of rubbish today. Kara picked up a collection of items on her swim, but didn't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Gretel beaming on arrival Jo has found something fascinating out in the ocean to be looking at Stu continued the enthusiasm - although this makes it look more like a dont take my picture than a high 5 Ali (on the left) moved to Manly on the weekend and is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Stats: Water temp: 18.4° Swimmers: 123 Newbies: 4 The Monthly Dinner – 12th November 2019 – Guest Speaker The Next B&B monthly dinner for the year will be held on Tuesday 12th November at 6.30 pm at Bluewater Restaurant. Our guest on the night will be Allan Sparkes CV, OAM,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Calm conditions continued on today. An 'ins and outs' group training at around 5.45 on Wednesdays if you're keen for a bit more of a workout. The big O made it down for a 6.30 swim today. His technique to get out of bed a little earlier than usual is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Ian and JK have been usurped by a new solo management team. Our great leader Comrade Deanna today single-handedly raised the water temp to a toasty 18.4 The crowd were unanimously very happy with the appointment of our Dear Leader Also brought to the ocean by Our Excellency were some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Pacific Jules
This is Kate (Ekaterina) who has been swimming with the Bolds for 3 weeks now. She first came down when a friend of hers asked for some running advice so she came to Manly and she saw the pink caps. She has always swum in pools, but has been scared... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Pacific Jules
John recorded the temp at 17.9 this morning, with Ali and Tim reporting that the water was cold and murky after their early plunge. Seems the slightly darker mornings have encouraged some to stay in bed - a reduced drinks express this morning. Fairly flat conditions made for a pleasant... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Pacific Jules
An imageless blog today unfortunately. Conditions like a lake this morning. When the 6:30 crew arrived at Shelly, talk was of a shark "Did you see the shark?" "It's a decent size" "It was a Grey Nurse!" "Just over there, where that kayaker is" I had only seen a Port... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Pacific Jules
The bumpy horizon indicating the swell has picked up a bit, but relatively flat in our corner of the world this morning. The few rays poking through the clouds. Visibility holding up. This little Port Jackson started circling me as I was standing at Shelly. Found something tastier than my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Pacific Jules
EMMA'S AT IT AGAIN!! I've signed up to walk 35km in one day in The Bloody Long Walk. I'm walking to support people living with mitochondrial disease (mito), a debilitating, terminal disease that affects thousands of Aussie kids and adults. Mito is a cruel disease that can strike anyone at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Pacific Jules
Today's tech issue was... no battery in the camera! Thanks to Rog and Lainey for saving the day.. again. What better way to start your birthday than with a swim, Peter said. It was also Andrew's birthday today, here with his wife Juliette. They are regulars at the swim from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at Pacific Jules
The rain scared off some, but 80 keen beans still showed up for their morning swim! Luckily the water was a bit warmer today, at 17.4. The ray was spotted by the 6:30 crew this morning, with evidence to show! 6:30 crew making their way back into Manly beach happy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Pacific Jules
6:30 Crew catching the start of the day 6:30 Crew caught on camera this morning Not sure where the fish went in this photo Poser... 7 am crew pushing past the cold water this morning as they enter! Did anyone else get brain freeze for their first few strokes? Nice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Pacific Jules
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