Ever notice how there seems to be more money, more information, more technology... More ability to do, know and communicate. More of everything, including dissatisfaction.
More is a pretty strong narrative. Society as we know it today has been built upon getting more. Unfortunately the story of needing to bring more to ourselves leaves little space to appreciate more from ourselves.
Perhaps this is why our morning swim is so satisfying. It’s about less.
From our waking moment, to diving into the ocean we are peeling of the more-ish cage of comfort. We leave our house behind, our car behind, leave our technology behind. We even leave most of our clothes behind.
At each of these steps, we rely less on things and more on ourselves. Until finally we leave our day-to-day environment behind and enter the waves. Contact with the water serving to further heighten our sense of self.
Our current experience becomes distilled down, leaving a void so polarising that it flips the narrative of more-from-without, to open space into a different story. One in which we can expand our sense of satisfaction at finding more from within.
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Andrew 'Magichands' Maher
Water temp: 23.2
Monthly Dinner – Chat Night!
The next B&B monthly dinner will be on Tuesday 14th March at 6.30 pm at Bluewater Restaurant. Come along and have a chat with your swimming buddies, or meet new ones. This is always a fun night, so don’t miss out. The cost of the dinner is only $25 a head and includes shared entrees, a selection of mains to choose (incl a vegetarian option) and corkage (for byo wine only). 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,
2017 Summer Badge Ceremony – Sunday 2nd April
You’ve done the hard yards and got your Summer Badge(s), now come and collect your badges with all the pomp and ceremony the B&B can muster. Bring along $10 for each badge you have earned (correct money appreciated). The venue is the Royal Far West Children’s Home (opposite the beach) on Sunday 2nd April, straight after the regular swim! Everyone is welcome, family, friends and swimmers alike.
A $5 donation will be payable to the RFW at the gate for hosting this event, and .... RFW will provide a FREE breakfast (sausage sandwich and a coffee/tea). Bookings are essential to ensure there is enough food. Book here for Badge Breakfast
All 2017 summer badge qualifiers will be presented with their well earned badge(s), so whether you are getting one personally or you want to enjoy the celebrations of your fellow swimmers, a great morning is guaranteed so come along, soak up the atmosphere and get inspired for the upcoming winter badges...
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.