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Wednesday 18th may What a wildly wonderfully windless waveless Wednesday! Great for swimming , not so much for the surf comp at north Steyne today … the silence, calm & serenity as we entered the water moments after “drinks express” , watching the sun rise and the moon set was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday - Jelly Wrestling today after yesterdays underwater volleyball.... Water temperature: 21.8 Air temperature: 18.2 Conditions: smooth … like smooth jelly … oh I mean it was full of jelly Vibe: “swim to the first jellyfish & turn back” A few fun facts about Jellyfish (thanks National Geographic!) They have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2022 at Pacific Jules
Yes received ! Thank you 🙏 you are very kind!
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OK fess up - i know we in the B&B community LOVE to dance, but who is going to own up that they have been practicing rain dances a little too much? Did anyone forget their lucky warm weather undies? Or are we getting so excited about actually being able... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Why why why La Niña ? La Niña teased us for a few days by taking a short break (somewhere, anywhere!) …. Giving us Rays of sunshine & calm seas & optimism that we’d be back together swimming before too long. Then just when we thought it was safe ….... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 16th March…. Some brave souls have started venturing into the water …. Not me though! However a cute little penguin has been frolicking in the vicinity of the bower steps ! despite laineys eternal optimism and positivity (which we all love!) in posting enticing morning condition reports (sorry lainey..... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Manly seems like an extension of the ocean at the moment. Mother nature has unleashed again and decided that its not quite time to return to a "new"' normal. She is testing our resilience and patience and community spirit. Many of our amazing community are selflessly involved in volunteer emergency... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Turtles & rain are the talk of the town at the moment. Who doesnt feel a sense of calm when swimming under pattering rain drops? When accompanied by lightening strikes, however, that is another matter.... today’s fun facts: Water temp: 23.6 Air temp at 6:30am: 22:2 (should have been that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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After the heat and humity of recent weeks, today reminded us that winter is not far away, although there was no sign of ugg boots after the swim i'm sure many are starting to think of retrieving them from their summer hibernation. Hopefully with the cooler temperatures and welcoming, nourishing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 12th January - feeling alive. Sunshine, blue sky, a few whispy clouds, warm water, gentle swell, friends.... a perfect morning for a swim - until..... ZAP! sea lice are back! At least they arent bluebottles! Condition report: water temp: 22.7 degrees - warming up again! air temp at 7am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 5th January - mother nature on display again, and cyclone Seth continues to send well Southwards which split todays swimmers across multiple locations. A few swam harbourside. A brave few ventured in at the usual place. Some started at Shelly but reported strong currents and some dreaded bluebottles around... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 22nd December - the day after the longest day and the shortest night of the year. Water temp: 23.3 degrees - kind of like swimming equivalent of warm beer & jelly soup! air temp at 6:30am 22.1 degrees - warmer in than out! conditions: flat, clear, loads of sea... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Finally… those magic words at the magic hour of 7am! joy was everywhere this morning! Water temp - 19.8 degrees! its SUMMER! Air temp - 20.2 degrees at 7am wave action - a few little wavelets otherwise fairly smooth Energy & stoke - off the charts! water clarity - murky... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 10th November water temp 19.5 (air temp at 7am just above that!) tide low at 6:53 vibe: happy after a few days of stellar swimming conditions but a bit of tiredness showing, perhaps a bit of fatigue from many long awited reunions, adventures after "freedom day" is starting to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 20th October - wanderlust wednesday! Today was surprisingly full of adventurous tales - perhaps not surprising actually as overseas and interstate travel are fast moving from a dream to a reality! There is nothing like feeling the crisp salty spray (pictured) from the ocean to whet your appetite for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 13th October - a "Whaley" wonderful wild wednesday! There was a LOT of excitement at Manly this morning - as I walked to the beach I met Anita, and after a reunion hug, she could not contain her excitement, at the sighting of a whale a few hunderd metres... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 29th September - freedom is so close we can almost taste it. Whilst its tempting to get excited, we must remember that the pandemic is still around us and we must exercise restraint & keep following the rules .... and that is really hard when happiness and salty joy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Friends, Fun and Sun-yay! Apologies for the late blog I (Fi) was out enjoying the amazing sunny day and got a little carried away. Beautiful and bumpy swim this morning… Spectacular Sunday morning at Manly Pre swim chats with socially distanced friends The Mayor of Manly pre-swim 😊 There are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 8th September - spring has sprung! Well, in the air at least, the water still thinks its winter - perhaps the warm currents are awaiting the go-ahead from our QLD politicians to start to move South! Firstly a belated happy birthday to our fearless leader, Ian for yesterday! For... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, step dads, grandads, mums & others who play a dad role, and thinking of those for whom this is the first Father’s Day without their dads and those whose dads no longer with us…. Apparently historically, dads get a 10 second head start... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Wednesday 18th August - Hello from the other side (of the Spit Bridge - aka Mexico) - Balmoral Beach once again becomes a fabulous "home" for B&B swimmers like me, who are unable to access manly for our daily dose of Vitamin Sea.. what it lacks in abundant sea life... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). Thank you for following public health advice including physical distancing and outdoor exercising limits (currently 2 people at a time, within your LGA or within 10kms of your home) at all times (and please remember to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). Thank you for following public health advice including physical distancing and outdoor exercising limits (currently 2 people at a time, within your LGA or within 10kms of your home) at all times (and please remember to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Is manly outside your 10km?
Thanks … ha ha yes that’s a good suggestion!