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Super Saturday blog, Anne. That wise turtle knows we all want to go back to 1985!
Cool work blogstas. Amazing things happen when you go out later in the rain - open your eyes at Shelly and its blue skies and sunshine again.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2021 on Dancing in the Rain at Pacific Jules
Great video Pete. Definitely thinking outside the box!
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Above: Sun rising like a big orange pumpkin at 5.55am. Early start to the day, still a few hairy swimmers clawing and howling at the moon when I arrived from Bates Motel. What lies beneath? But it is the cast of characters on the shore that you need to worry... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Thank you for your encouragement, Elizabeth.
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Wake up, it's a brand new morning. Time to greet the sun as Manly starts to awaken to a sense of normality. The restaurants and coffee shops are opening, the carnivals are beginning, the nippers are out. I even heard a tapdancing class on my way home after my swim.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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I’m not sure what caused the fallout. They have not spoken to each other for weeks, make that months. Actually over 100 days. The one just won’t tell the other where it has been. The silence is deafening. I’m not sure what caused it but I’m hoping that when Freedom... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Just when you get into the routine someone decides to change the opening hours of the great marine show. That’s right – this is the last day of regular sunlight before someone takes those early light hours and adds them to the end of the day or something like that.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Elizabeth - it was an enjoyable early morning swim. Look forward to seeing you back soon for a swim to Queenscliff.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2021 on 25/09/2021 Here comes another one at Pacific Jules
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Above: Here comes another one – but each swim is different and the mornings have more light and it arrives a lot earlier. A 6.30amish Bolderdash (which I have not done for a while) with Carel, Inge, Jason and Keith. Above: Here comes another wave and Jason has that steely... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Thank you, Sarah. Sorry I missed your headwear for every occasion - yes I was taking on that hairy ocean. It has certainly been a mixed bag of weather today.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2021 on 18/09/2021 Hair, hair it's Saturday at Pacific Jules
Thanks for the support, Rusty. Friday is a really tough act to follow!
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2021 on 18/09/2021 Hair, hair it's Saturday at Pacific Jules
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The flowing locks and the creative hairstyles of the lockdown tribe. Here at B&B Blog central we thought we’d capture these wild and woolly days before freedom brings back a visit to the hairdresser or barber. Well that was the plan .... until the conditions turned a bit hairy and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Good to hear Greg! Must be that old blue magic.
Hi Liz. It was fun to meet you too and thanks for the pointer on how to remember your name!
You're welcome. Rosemary. It was fun!
You're welcome Anne. Thank you for the update from Balmoral.
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Are you a glass half full person or a glass half empty person? Like many, I am just really happy that I have a glass to drink from! The seawater tastes great. Above: Two blueys – one spotted near Shelly, the other in the parking lot. Both boosted my optimism... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Everyone loves a leftie, don’t they? Especially on the Northern Beaches. In case it passed you bye in this pandemic haze, Friday was was International Left Handers Day. A celebration of all that’s left. I think the celebrations should continue for a week – International Left Handers week would be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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5amish mobile phone tells me to get up. The rain was driving. The wind relentless. The windows rattled in the house and in the car. The surf was huge. Actually the waves weren’t – they were huge at every other northern beaches - Queenscliff, Freshie, Curlie and all up the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Baie lekker blog, Di. I swim in winter because the cold air is "not inside... it's on top"! (For non-Saffers this is an old SA joke).
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2021 on The First Wednesday of Winter at Pacific Jules
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It was always going to be difficult for Sunday to outperform Saturday. Saturday was a day of jimble dodging, the relief of dark fins turning into dolphins (see below) and more hooters than shark sirens. But if you lined up all your ducks in row then Sunday was a beaut... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Forsooth a fantastic blogge, Rusty and Chippo. The bard would have been proud. I can't help feeling that a Shakespearean duck quote would have also been very fitting for today. "Swam ashore, man, like a duck. I can swim like a duck, I’ll be sworn." The Tempest
Think it was a time warp, Greg!
Thanks Shelley. Inspired by the trusty old Kodak Instamatic with the optional flash cubes!