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By the time I arrived to swim the spectacular colours of early morning posts had gone. However for the most part the rain held off. Nicci keeping the wall warm waiting for others to arrive. Ian and Henrietta manning the board. Greg's report was beautiful, flat and cold the whole... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pacific Jules
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The forecast wasn't great but as is so often the case, it was a pleasant surprise that there was no rain and even some sun, making a spectacular backdrop. Photo credit to Alison. Reports from the early swimmers were good. Colin and Greg said flat and fast. Kate, Barb and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Or close to it anyway. Pretty calm seas, not bad viz, temp a bit on the chilly side at 15.5 but always great to get in. With Lainey back I've got extra help with the photography. A few snaps from Shelley. Nicci, Martin and Michele Mary and Rainer loving that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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To be fair it was actually raining when I got up but by 7am it had cleared. Temperature's going down again, 15.8c so hopefully not much further. The 6.30 crew arrived back with big smiles and only positive things to say. Jo needed her warm shower post swim. Oops, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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As Di said, what a difference a day makes, not that I swam yesterday but today was pretty special albeit pretty cold! With the temperature at 15.6C it was handy that we could walk almost to the point, calm seas and no wind made it almost bearable. Might be time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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It was a mixed bag of weather and conditions this morning. The temperature is still up at 17.3, viz is still down though surprisingly we saw a dusky(or was it a PJ?) out from Shelley. The signs going up (post swim) were an indication of conditions. I asked the 6.30... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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I was pleasantly surprised this morning as it wasn't raining, the sea was relatively calm, viz has improved and the grey skies were atmospheric. "Chalk Guy" Guy and his buddies indicated that the water was warmer, up quite a bit from previous days, but I can't say I noticed going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Thanks Di for the byline, I needed some inspiration! The seal has been about the last few days and today a couple of us walked to Shelley, still put off by the big surf, where it was frolicking about just off the beach. We didn't see it while in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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I got slammed this morning but that was just on the walk down to the beach. The weather was definitely worse than yesterday. Not many people about, all in their cozy beds!? Deserted for the 7am start. No newbies either! Temp still nice at 18.1C. The pot plant from last... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Not quite the sunny day of late but definitely worth the effort. The rain from last night had passed and with calm seas plus great viz it was a lovely swim. Temperatures still mild at 18.2c though getting out again is the hard part. Love the pot plant above the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Considering it's the shortest day, we're not short on sunshine or swimmers this beautiful morning. Also not short on choices! The solstice swim began at 6.15 but was surprisingly light for pre dawn. Won't identify any naked bodies. Post swim brekkie at boathouse. Badges already purchased. For me it was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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The sunshine continues and my blog is late, even though it's back to work, because I couldn't drag myself away, even though we've had a glorious long weekend of sunny swimming. Lainey posting the early report. Today was a little chillier at 17.8 but thankfully calmer than the weekend. Viz... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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It's the last day of autumn and I thought it was going to be very wintery after the winds on Monday, but it was a Sydney stunner. Water temp is on the way down at 19.4c, although reports are that it's a lot colder at Shelley. Viz isn't greatbut the... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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There's not a lot to say about today as it was pretty much as good as it gets, unless you love the wild surf. The wall was busier than it has been in ages, word has spread of good conditions! Water temp still nice at 20.3, viz good, no jellies,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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So nice to have what we consider the old May norm, crisp morning, sunny skies and warm, calm seas. The report from the 6.30ers, Trooper, Squirrel and Caplesss was clear, flat and no jellies. I forgot to ask where the dripping blood injury came from so we'll have to use... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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Nice to still have the sunshine, these days we're appreciating it more than ever. As for the ocean, when gazing around with your head out of the water, it's glorious. Nothing to see with your head in, except the colour brown and the occasional stick. Yoga by the beach seems... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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And boy was it dark and gloomy this morning, even after 7am. Numbers of swimmers still down but on the plus side, so was the number of jelly blubbers. The pollution sign didn't go up till after we got out! Ian with Julie, visiting swimmer from Melbourne and Di trying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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I'm heading back from Melbourne this morning so using my reporters on the ground to fill me in. I did manage a few swims in western port bay which was clean, cool and critterless, a nice change from current conditions in Sydney! Thanks Lainey for the pics. Michele riding a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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No raunchy blog, just hard to leave the bedroom when I look outside. I have enjoyed staying with visiting family and this view from my room. But by 7am it had cleared a little so I went down to get more details as there's always someone who has swum. Some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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First view of the ocean from my temporary home above the bold's entry is of endless rolling waves! Temperature is 24.2 which is still very warm but surprisingly few bities. There were still plenty of waves so some of us decided Shelley was the safer option. Half way also looked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2022 at Pacific Jules
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After yesterday's swim, lovely as it was, where thoughts were more on getting back to the wall to celebrate wonderful weather woman Alison's special round birthday with a celebratory spread, today was all about the swim. Lisa, Ro and Ros pondering the dangerous current sign with flat seas in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Teasing Tuesday because I didn't have time to swim and again I managed to half do the bolg before work but it didn't save! It looked like a beautiful swim, nice temperature of 18, relatively calm seas but perhaps not great viz. Sorry for the sideways pics again, thought I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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Freedom day 2 and it's still pretty quiet down at south steyne. It's been lovely to welcome back a few familiar faces but can only assume the stormy skies have put off some or the reality of opening up is less free time!? Water is still warmish. Wow's Fi, Georgina... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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So far the day is better than the forecast, ie no rain but it is very windy! As many bloggers post a sunrise shot I thought I would do the same, but the lazy option before 6am was from the comfort of my bed and screenshot the webcam. Also very... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2021 at Pacific Jules
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For most of us it’s been awhile since we have travelled afar but maybe, like me, while out in the bay, you imagine you are elsewhere. And with a bit of imagination our lovely corner could be many a place. Most of the photos were thanks to a non swimmer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2021 at Pacific Jules