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Siyabona 💋 Temperature 22.9 C and ocean up. Our community is full of heart, one only has to mention it 😉♥️ The build up to this from the bench crowd was epic it has to be seen Every second Tuesday of the month is a gathering of swimmers for Schnitty... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona 💋 Temperature 22.9 C and ocean up. Our community is full of heart, one only has to mention it 😉♥️ The build up to this from the bench crowd was epic it has to be seen Every second Tuesday of the month is a gathering of swimmers for Schnitty... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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Hi all Todays look was the usual beautiful, seas a bit bumpy and restless, stingers zero, viz OK , temperature a balmy 22.5 ( thanks Guy). A bountiful number of swimmers swam today, Shelley was brimming with eager beavers waiting for the ‘let’s go’ from ‘ the voice’ JK so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona / G’day Water 22.5 C and less bumpy than yesterday. No reports of blueys ( they are so yesterday) or jimbles but plenty of ‘no see ums ’ or sea lice. Signs of today Storchy’s exercise crew DX crew enhanced by the lovely Kylie Capless and Sarah from Sales... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2024 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona / G’day Water 22.5 C and less bumpy than yesterday. No reports of blueys ( they are so yesterday) or jimbles but plenty of ‘no see ums ’ or sea lice. Signs of today Storchy’s exercise crew DX crew enhanced by the lovely Kylie Capless and Sarah from Sales... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2024 at Pacific Jules
Thanks Ing a great pleasure to see Chloe taking part and joining in I think she is heading for the stars. Thanks for swimming with her too Ing in great BnB buddy spirit.
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2023 on Some like it hot at Pacific Jules
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Morning and Siyabona High temperatures in and out the water Thanks Guy who captured this well. Beautiful Lainey and Anna show the way 14 year old Chloe on her second BnB swim flanked by BnB friends Ian, Ing, Alistair and Sally. Welcome Chloe just fantastic to have you join us... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Morning and Siyabona High temperatures in and out the water Thanks Guy who captured this well. Beautiful Lainey and Anna show the way 14 year old Chloe on her second BnB swim flanked by BnB friends Ian, Ing, Alistair and Sally. Welcome Chloe just fantastic to have you join us... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona ( I see you / hello) I love the colour pink and today we celebrating pink in my blog. Pink cappers, Barbie and Ken, Pink the band, pink hues, pink BnB budgies, pink jimbles, pink skins after stings, pinko liberals,pink lipstick, pink cheeks, the first blush of youth/summer …... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona ( I see you / hello) I love the colour pink and today we celebrating pink in my blog. Pink cappers, Barbie and Ken, Pink the band, pink hues, pink BnB budgies, pink jimbles, pink skins after stings, pinko liberals,pink lipstick, pink cheeks, the first blush of youth/summer …... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona from Old Blighty It’s been some weeks away on the road again and we both missing the CTB community and seas. I was reminded of John Masefields wonderful poem I’ve read tales of bravery and wild seas, seen temperatures of 17 plus from all the blogger news. Pleased to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona from Old Blighty It’s been some weeks away on the road again and we both missing the CTB community and seas. I was reminded of John Masefields wonderful poem I’ve read tales of bravery and wild seas, seen temperatures of 17 plus from all the blogger news. Pleased to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona (I see you) With evidence that mindfulness actually changes one’s brain positively I reckon we should all practice ‘seeing’ each other when we say hello. Being present actually, Love. Today as Chris said it was wild and woolly. Temperature artists stun yet again with wild seas behind Stirling talks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona and G’day Another picture perfect day in the bay. Water a balmy 17.7 C thanks to Guy, with excellent viz - it felt like the ultimate aquarium swim. I saw a turtle to my delight and was soon joined by fellow pink capped enthusiasts to admire it. Yay. And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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G’day and Siyabona Today was described as a 10/10 swim by someone, beautiful crisp clear and sunny. The scene and the temperature (thank you to our arty wizard Guy) and the welcome ‘desk’ thanks Simone The really early crew at crazy o clock, Hugh, Dave aka Capless, Greg ( he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona this fine morning from Old Blighty CTB continues to deliver winter joy as I see from blogs and friends reports. I always think winter brings out the best of the swim grit and fun. Solidarity in freezing one’s bits off. Warming in imaginary make do ‘saunas’. 50 shades of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Bok from the Croatian islands We are currently sailing around the Croatian islands which is swimming heaven. For me at least. Long swims in calm clear seas. Water about 19C. (Ahsweh we do work sometimes) Back in the Uk before we left I swam with my good friend Leigh and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona Apologies the next few blogs from me will be from pastures afresh. A few pics of our Saffer trip which we absolutely loved especially seeing my family and old friends. First the call of the wild and wonderful Kruger ( I can’t seem to right some of these images... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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G’day Yesterday the spirit of the Anzacs was amongst us. If you haven’t done the pre dawn (4.25) Manly service on the Corso, do yourself a favour and attend next year, it’s very moving. To see so many people attend the BnB service at 7 am was very ‘ lekker... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona and G’day Today was much like yesterday with swell building a bit today. Blubbers were sighted, blubbers stung and blubbers were avoided. It was a lottery. Waves were sizey. Some wild guesses at how many blubbers in the bay … 6.5 (Sean), about 3 ( The Driver and Master... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2023 at Pacific Jules
Gosh you are having a wonderful trip. Miss you x
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2023 on Ripping good time at Pacific Jules
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Howzit and Siyabona It’s been a while apologies for missing a few I’m sure you’ve missed the Safferisms :) This week has seen a strong rip in our corner. It wasn’t all a ripping good time as swimmers battled against it coming in. Another thanks to those who helped our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2023 at Pacific Jules
Thanks 🙏 Diane Schaffer Sent from my iPhone please excuse any fat finger typos
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2023 on Sitting in the Dock of the Bay at Pacific Jules
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Siyabona ( I see you) This week has felt a bit like Otis Redding’s lovely song, warm mornings apre swim I could just hear these lyrics… Sittin' in the mornin' sun I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes Watching the ships roll in Then I watch 'em roll away again,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2023 at Pacific Jules
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Happy St Andrew’s Day to all the Scots and descendants of Scots A wee bit then about the famous Proclaimer Song ‘ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) As Scottish as Irn Bru and deep fried pizzas. There can’t be too many souls in Scotland who don’t know all the words... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2022 at Pacific Jules