Calm seas, fluffy clouds and a gentle balmy breeze greeted the 95 B&B’ers this morning.
That, however, is not why it was Loch Manly. The water was an interesting shade of brown. . . . so do not expect any underwater shots. There was no odour, no floating weed - just a shade of brown that you find in lakes.
The weather is so great that there were four new swimmers! Izzy as part of the welcoming committee made sure this first timer felt loved.
The water may be warm but there is always the shock of getting wet. . .
A gentle roll at the point as we set off into the sun's beams - magic don't you think?
Steve shook his camera into action and took these beautiful photos of the Shelly stop.
Ian has a theory as to why it is brown. He proffers that the flooding in the Hawkesbury River area, combined with the release of water from Warragamba Dam has flowed down the coast and settled into the bays along the way! Very reasonable when you look at the colour! Additional theories welcome.
Now that the Summer badges have been decided, the spreadsheets have been updated with the total list of all the people who have completed both the 6 and 10km badges this season (43 for the 10km and 107 for the 6km) and they have been uploaded on the website: http://www.boldandbeautifulmanly.com.au/swimming-badges.html.
If you have completed one of these swims to check the spreadsheets to make sure your name is on the list. This opportunity will only be available for a short time (until Friday).
For the diary . . .
Tonight is the Bluewater dinner and then every 1st Tuesday of the month. Great value at just $20 for two courses and $5 drinks. To register your attendance, follow the link Bluewater Monthly Dinner
One of our fellow B&B’ers, Sebastian Terry is running an event in aid of Camp Quality next month. It’s the "100 Things" (Check out www.100things.com.au) Documentary Premiere on 8th March at The Steyne Hotel. Ticket price includes 4 x free drinks, free food, free raffle entry and global premiere of documentary which will be on the Discovery channel. Cost: $50 with 100% of money going to camp Quality! Tickets and info available at http://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/Premiere”
NEW water safety tips!!! Michael’s tips remain valid but this updated guide is courtesy of champion Ironman Craig 'Riddo' Riddington. He has put this RIP/ Surf swim education document together for the B&B and it’s a good read. To read and even download click here.
Thank you to Mark Seeto and Stephen Coulter for additional photos.
Catch you in the water.
Temp: 22.3 degrees