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water temp 22 viz 7/10 Festive spirit: peaking The silly season is truly upon us with everything lining up very nicely for a festive few weeks. Faint tones of Mariah and Bieber can be heard floating over the sea breeze… Everyone is in high spirits, smiles are in abundance and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Whilst some people think the 25th is Xmas we all really know December 1 is really gift we’ve been waiting for! Hang tight folks we are nearly there! The first Bold in more than a year is nearly upon us: December 1 get ready! UNDERWATER! 2021 Theme: Life Below Water:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Clearly the forecast of rain and big swell coupled with the Monday vibe had put off the crowds today as only the real regular swimmers turned up. Those who did turn up were rewarded with a lovely 18.6, Some decent fun waves off the point and then some pollution and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2021 at Pacific Jules
House Every Weekend…and not the lockdown version Music is synonymous, symbiotic almost, with the ocean. Today, during our brief stop at Shelly, Scott asked what goes through our mind as we traversed the bay, and today it was one of my favourite songs on repeat. House Every Weekend. The meditative... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Whether its just a mundane Monday or as one completes another rotation around the sun (Shameless birthday plug) it is only normal we reflect on the week/year that was and the week/year that is to be and many a mindful person know how important this simple exercise can be...but for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Alot has changed in 106 days in lockdown... Hair has gotten longer...and fallen out Gyms have gathered dust...whilst the ocean highways have roared to record numbers Restaurants have forgotten how to best present and smash avo...but learnt how to sell takeaway cocktails Lobbies have been littered with Online deliveries as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Date: 27 September 2021 Temp: 16ish Viz: 6/10 Vaccination rate: 85% and 60% (2nd Dose) Conditions: Sloppy, lumpy but overall a good morning out On Mondays we like to reflect on the week that was and the week that is to come - I particularly like to do this on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Today in NSW as it has been so aptly named is Picnic Day Gatherings of 5 outside, and just in time as 'Summer' has decided to say hello a little early and remind us of things to come Picnic Day - The first milestone in our freedoms after Lockdown 2.0... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2021 at Pacific Jules
With those still reeling from a terrible season 8 With today's blog I try those feelings to negate For here in our own little Westeros the ice it thaws and like the rising Phoenix the temperatures begin to soar Those who were brave enough to venture past the Wall Have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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 1, 2021 at Pacific Jules
BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING IN COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS Thank you for following public health advice at all times. This includes physical distancing, limiting outdoor exercise to no more than two people at a time, staying within your LGA or 10kms from your home. Check in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Pacific Jules
BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). Thank you for following public health advice at all times. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A little lockdown limerick for this moody Monday There once were some swimmers from the Beaches That liked to swim and snorkel with its creatures... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2021 at Pacific Jules
After a weekend of rain we were presented with the perfect window of paradise this morning; the sun rising and shining for just long enough to get the swimmers in and the camera's out. But thats not all that was out today. With a quick glance around the 'battlefield' one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Yup. They’re back! Early sightings of our friends the Jimbles were reported this morning. Not many. But a few to send people North on what can only be described as a ‘top shelf’ morning. A solid 9/10. Flat. Warmish. And the most delicious sunrise warming up for its Channel 10... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Today we celebrate the man who’s work allows us to prepare and anticipate for what we should expect from Manly to Shelly each morning before 'toe hits water'. What two white chalked numbers are going to be put up on the wall of wisdom after Ian takes the 'official and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Millenia of evolution has gifted us mere humans with the ability of sight - our eyes are our windows into the outside world to enjoy the rich variety of shapes of colours that surround us day to day. But what of the window into the vast underwater world that we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Temp: 21.7 Viz: 4/10 uBuntu:9/10 Puffer jackets: 13 Ugg boots: 3 Hot water bottles: 0 Dusky’s: 1 Barrel Jellies: 2 Jimbles: 1 On this slightly cooler morning and a reminder of the Winter swimming to come this morning we were faced with a swim of two tales; It was the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Remember those days when the water was Radiant and absolutely Revitalising? They may feel like past Remnants… but I’m happy to report that those days are in Reach once again…it’s safe to say the Rancid days of last week are starting to Retreat Those Resilient enough to brave the conditions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Today many people had the same idea - staying at home. The conditions coupled with the later sun rise meant the Monday numbers dwindled down to a mere handful - A day when a warm bed and a cup of coffee came out on top. Personally I opted for somewhere... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Outside temp: 13 Water temp: 22.1 Viz: 6/10 Happy Nippy Monday crew - Today was a little reminder of what the upcoming months will be bringing I've recently finished 'Why we swim' by Bonnie Tsui and will try squeeze in a few insights, over the next few weeks, in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Temp: 22.9 Viz: Medium Community Spirit: Off the charts Last week I was lucky enough to be reunited with my brother as well as my best friend and get back up to Queensland (I missed my morning swim routine dearly) after over a year of ‘stay at home’ orders and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at Pacific Jules
With the 'interesting' weather forecast predicted for the week ahead it was great to be presented with some idyllic conditions. With the crisp breeze ushering many into the warmer water (21 degrees) swimmers were treated to a slightly flatter swim today - a perfect way to get ready for International... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Pacific Jules
The new month not only signaled the last official month of summer but also ushered in some fantastic pink skies. Gone are the weekend bluebottles and with that any Monday Blues...for now; the upcoming winds may change that so get that swim in now. With pink everywhere (Sky and caps... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Pacific Jules
Conditions: Sea Temp 21.6 Outside Temp: 20 Visibility (Viz): Unreal The last few days the visibility on our beloved swim has been nothing short of spectacular and this morning was no different; delighting all the happy swimmers who made it down to start their week off just right. Wobbies, Rays... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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