When exactly does the dark of night become morning’s light? This has nothing to do with ‘sunrise’, but that instant when there is clarity. It always seems to happen whilst you are being, just lost in the doing, you can never quite catch the exact moment. Turn around and there it is.
Darkness does not actually exist unto itself. Darkness is merely an absence of light. Remember this when all around, the world is handing you darkness. Realise it for the gift it is, and in that darkness notice how bright your own light can shine. Then bring the dawn...
Bootie Camp having buckets of fun building Human Henge
Around the bay we could see how the silence between the notes makes the music
The early swimmers dragging the sun onto the beach behind them
Posh and Becks popped in for a lap.
The 7 oclockers compared foot fashion...
Techniques for entering the chilly 16.3 degree water - The Braveheart or The Elton John
Despite the chill, water clarity was superb... Let's go!
Ian puts out an offer to share a shower
Everything ages well at Manly Wine. Sky's 49th birthday celebrations
Andrew 'Magichands' Maher.
Swimmers - 88
Newbies - 0
Temp - 16.3
Special Event – Guest Speaker!
The next B&B monthly dinner will be on Tuesday 12th August at 6.30 pm at Bluewater Restaurant. This month’s special presenter is Ruth Hollows, the youngest daughter of Fred Hollows. She will tell us how she is helping fulfil her father’s legacy through her role as Ambassador for Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek.
The cost of the dinner is only $20 a head which includes shared entrees, a selection of mains to choose (incl a vegetarian option), corkage (for byo wine only) and a little thank you for the staff. Glasses of beer or wine and desserts are also available at the special price of only $5 each. Numbers are limited, so bookings are essential: To avoid disappointment and secure your spot please BOOK HERE NOW,
Fred Hollows is a modern legend, and was many things to many people - a husband, a father, a friend, a skilled ophthalmologist and for a few politicians and bureaucrats, an irritating thorn in their side. Above all else he was a humanitarian. This explains why he was so passionate about improving the health of indigenous Australians. In 80% of cases blindness is unnecessary, it can either be avoided or it can be overcome through a simple operation. Since Fred died The Fred Hollows Foundation has restored sight to well over one million people in the developing world.
Winter Badge season – only 5 weeks to go
There are 14 weeks in the winter season. To qualify for the prized Cold & Bold Badge you simply need to swim 20 times within the season ensuring you have swum in a minimum of 7 different weeks. So, attempting to do it all in the first few weeks does not count!! Make sure you use the i-Log to register your without wetsuit for the WWW badge. The badge ceremony is being held straight after the swim on 21 September at the Royal Far West.
The B&B i-Log is the best way to capture your swims!! Log your swim ANYTIME of day using this really efficient and easy way to ensure your swim is recorded in the daily attendance and on the Pacific Challenge.. To get started, send an email to Ian Forster firstname.lastname@example.org (This is not a link so please copy and paste into your email). He will check that your email address is activated on the attendance register then send you info on how to get started.
Are you prepared for the return of the surf? 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. Do read these excellent tips on staying safe in the surf. To read, or even download, click here.