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Sometimes you just want to. Sometimes it's a goal that makes you show up, sometimes it's great conditions. Other times it's friends. Today I showed up for the the 6:30 swim because I told 2 friends I would. The conditions were as expected, rainy, foggy and murky. At points during... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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With the water warm, but days of rain, I decided not to swim in the Ocean today. As I approached Manly I saw these 2 on the bench, and then saw the temp of 22.2 and only 2 entering at 7am. Appears to be a day of 2s! On my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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What a beautiful week of swimming it's been! From Numb rays in the rain to turtle sightings everywhere! Like many of you my week started off with the Cole Classic on Sunday. While I swam the 5km, the Mini Mermaids had their debut into Ocean Swimming with the 1km. So... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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It was a beautiful swim today - the water was warm, visibility was better and no sea lice / bitey things in the water. Clouds to the West Sun to the East I didn't see many fish today, but the jelly blobbers are still around. Last Saturday Anne Edwards led... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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This morning the temperature and swell were up from yesterday, 19.1 with a few small waves, opposed to the glassy conditions yesterday. Yesterday the Australian Seabird Rescue team released Pepita, a turtle that was in their care after a being injured by a boat. The green agents from Manly Village... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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This morning the temperature and swell were up from yesterday, 19.1 with a few small waves, opposed to the glassy conditions yesterday. Yesterday the Australian Seabird Rescue team released Pepita, a turtle that was in their care after a being injured by a boat. The green agents from Manly Village... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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As I walked to Manly for my swim this morning I noticed the big rock in the sky glowing and looking beautiful. I arrived at Manly greeted with calm seas and a pleasant temperature reading. We didn't see many fish on our swim, but we talked about the different rocks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 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 5kms of your home) at all times (and please remember to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 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 29, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO THE RISKS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). Today's sunrise was beautiful, it unfolded gradually and had multiple layers. The swell was also up. Yesterday as I was entering the water at 6:45 a seal was playing in the waves right in front of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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With a colourful sky and 18 degrees in the water, these 6:30 swimmers were ready to go. There were reports of jimbles and this blogger and 3 of 4 of who she swam with, were lightly stung. Perhaps try swimming north and complete a stinger special to count towards your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Today's conditions in the water and out of the water were challenging, but the water is still warm - in the 20s. The swell was up and the water was murky. At 6:15 it was still dark: We walked to Shelly to swim to the point from there. On the... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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If you live in Manly you probably heard the down pour last night. At 3 am it was really coming down and still quite heavy with lightning and loud thunder at 4am. As has happened recently, I found that the rain stops right before I leave for my daily swim.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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If you live in Manly you probably heard the down pour last night. At 3 am it was really coming down and still quite heavy with lightning and loud thunder at 4am. As has happened recently, I found that the rain stops right before I leave for my daily swim.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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My arrival at Manly at 6:20 was met with reports of bluebottles. A quick walk to the water's edge and I saw and then heard the pop of bluebottles as someone ran past. There was much discussion about where to swim. Some people chose to swim north, others chose the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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I love sunrises. They are a reminder that each day is an opportunity it make a fresh start, to have a positive impact – to start something new. A new year is similar – an opportunity to reflect on the year that has been and decide what your direction or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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