Yesterday’s blog urged everyone to turn up en masse to celebrate the amazing Wilf’s birthday. Little did we suspect how many would come to today’s party. Such is the readership of the blog, and the star power of Wilf that whole streets needed to be closed just to accommodate the anticipated crowds.
As Wilf is a seasoned triathlete, it is only fitting that the requirement for attendance was to either run or swim to party central.
Here our own special B&B mob – 185 swimmers today including 11 newbies – plunges into the delicious 21.2-degree water for the round trip.
‘Twas a rock ‘n’ roll swim to Shelly were the best advice was to not get too close to the sea wall. The swell was pounding against the rocks; there were even waves at Shelly.
Naturally Wilf gave the ‘let’s go’, for the return leg and celebrations. After all, there was a gathering crowd in Manly thanks to the publicity on page 7 of the Manly Daily.
The swell has radically reduced visibility to just a few centimetres – so no significant fish sightings. . .
So, we just had to eat cake,
and more cake
and there was a cake stall too!!
The stall was in aid of supporting the work of volunteers to improve the pre and anti natal care for women in Nepal.
But back to the party where everyone wanted their photo taken with Wilf.
Now these two have the same birth date!! That means between them they have clocked up 160 years - now that is impressive.
As the party breaks up the revellers prepare to do it all again tomorrow.
With the Cole Classic tomorrow (Sunday 1 February), pre-swim meeting point is the benches.
B&B central will be overrun with future B&B swimmers!!
Have a great Saturday
B&B Karaoke Night
The Novotel Manly Pacific is generously hosting a fundraising Karaoke Night for B&B swimmers and their friends/families to entertain each other and enjoy the night away. Dress as a rock star - there will be prizes for best dressed. Details are:
DATE: Tuesday 10th February
TIME: 6.30 pm
VENUE: Novatel Manly Pacific (above Daniel San bar)
DRESS: Rock Star
Please note that bookings are essential for the Karaoke Night on 10th Feb. Book HERE NOW to avoid disappointment.
Don’t worry if you think you can’t sing, just come along and support/heckle your fellow swimmers who think they can. This event will be loads of fun, with plenty of laughs. The entry cost includes finger food and your first drink FREE. All proceeds will go to the running of the B&B.
The next 10km swim is scheduled for Saturday 14 February, 2015. The 6km and 10km swims both start with the normal swim at 7am.
Remember that there are no badges for scaring yourself silly! While it is great to extend your boundaries, it is important to know your limits. Also, if you have a bit more experience, keep an eye out for new swimmers who might need company. Do read these excellent tips on staying safe in the surf. To read, or even download, click here.