Mollymook News

by Ken Banks

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Tipsy Fig Restaurant, Milton NSW

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Tipsy Fig Restaurant, Milton NSW for a Great Australian Traditional Menu.

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Tender Fillet Mignon – perfect!

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Tipsy fig pudding – amazing!

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Regular guests’ staying at Mollymook Beach Waterfront rate the ‘Tipsy Fig’ Restaurant No 1 in the area for lunch. In their opinion the food is consistently very good, there is a lovely variety to choose from on the menu and to top it off, its BYO. Being retirees to eat out at such a lovely restaurant on their holiday’s is a real treat helped by the fact that they can take their own wine which just makes it that much more affordable. A nice ambiance, caring host and such a warm and friendly waitress whom together make you feel very welcome and special.

Tallwood Restaurant – The ‘Chef’s Choice’

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The popular ‘Chef’s Choice’ Monday Evening’s at the Tallwood Restaurant, Mollymook

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Tallwood Restaurant – Chef’s Choice Monday Aug. 22

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Magnificent – Slow cooked beef

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Tallwood’s ‘Chef’s Choice’ is proving ever so popular among locals on a Monday evening throughout the ‘low season’ period. $45 /head for three courses and a glass of wine is ‘value for money’ at this classy restaurant.

Bon Voyage – Sri Lanka

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The Third Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was found in Sri Lanka

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The Third Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Starring the Hotel’s only guests’ Grant & Val

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Val wrote: “We are the only people staying in this, once Grand hotel from the 1940’s. It requires much needed repair. We called it the Marigold hotel. I would love to buy it and fix it up to once again be a beautiful Grand hotel“.

This got me thinking. I guess while it is being fixed we swimmers could relocate over there for our retirement. Imagine if you can, Grant becoming Sonny the Manager as the hotel undergoes refurbishment into the “Third Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. Val (Maggie Smith) would oversee the whole restoration of the Marigold Hotel and we could all finally live a life of leisure. As per the script in the earlier movie versions, the retirees find that life and love can begin again in these exotic and less expensive retirement villa’s, this one being Sri Lanka in lieu of India. Could be worth some thought!

Prior to ‘Expressions of Interest’ closing, it is suggested that swimmers discuss the merits of such a move and potential new life-style at the Mollymook Beach Hut cafe over coffee.

Mollymook News Makers

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Mollymook Swimmers in the News

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Elation!   Sue hands in her PhD

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‘Hands’

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Completion of PhD thesis. It was entitled ‘Private sorrow in the public domain’ in which Sue researched the growing phenomenon of roadside memorials. Her thesis contained over 100,000 words, over 400 pages and took nearly six years to complete. Sue commented that it will take about three months for the examiners to mark it and then it may need more tweaking. Completion was a time for celebration with Chris at their favourite Italian restaurant in Jindabyne.

‘Hands’: Artists Ro Murray and Mandy Burgess displayed 80 large hands made of hydro-stone, hessian and wire. The first display in the morning was in a rural Milton setting at Raymondo’s place and then they popped up and down during the afternoon at Collers Beach. Both setups were to enable outdoor photo shots for entering the Sculptures in the Killalea festival to be held at Shellharbour in mid-October.

They convey asking for help & extending a hand to the less fortunate. Milton Ulladulla Times article by Senior Journalist Ron Aggs

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Crescent Head & Midget Farrelly Tribute

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Surfing pilgrimage: Mollymook to Crescent Head

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Crescent Head – Surfing Destination

 

Zoe goes on Holidays

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Mollymook Zoe visits Crescent Heads

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Zoe visits Crescent Heads

 

Surfer’s Paradise

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Another Magic Day in Paradise.

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The Dawning of another great day in Mollymook

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Big D. first to tackle the Mollymook surf break

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Monday was the dawning of another typical great day in Mollymook. A beautiful sunrise, ideal surfing conditions for the board riders whilst the swimmers dived in at ‘sooky corner’. Big D. saw the invitation and tried his luck with a ‘racing board’ and may we say successfully escaped getting wiped out. Around the corner at ‘Golfie’ they elected to tackle the surf with more conventional style ‘wave riding boards’ to the delight of the crowded onlookers including Zoe up in the grandstand.       (Click on photos to enlarge)

IRB – Aussie Titles began today at Mollymook

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The Australian IRB Titles – Mollymook Beach, Friday July 22, 2016

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Mollymook Beach a hive of activity – July 2016

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Spills Galore at the Aussie IRB Titles

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Mollymook hosts the National IRB Championships. Day 1 – Heats

The National IRB Championships for 2016 began today at Mollymook Beach. Interstate crews participated as well as a crew from NZ with an estimated overall number of surf life savers participating exceeding 500 from over 40 Surf clubs throughout Australia.

On an unusually hot day for winter, competition was intense here on day one as crews demonstrated their skills in the water at Mollymook showcasing the rescue skills of IRB crew’s in a variety of surf conditions.

St Isidore Restaurant Gift Voucher

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Special Present: A Gift Voucher to the St Isidore Restaurant at Milton

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July 2016 Menu

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2015 White Stripes – Pinot Grigio

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St Isidore Restaurant one of six regional restaurants in NSW to receive a ‘hat’ in 2015. We arrived to a very warm and friendly reception from our young waitress. Obviously skilled in customer service. From the onset the anticipation grew. She showed us the menu and carefully explained each of the dishes including those just recently added to their ever changing attractive menu.

It was no surprised to see this ‘fine dining’ restaurant full for a Saturday lunch with a mix of dinners who obviously enjoy quality food as you would expect from a restaurant recognised so highly over the past few years.

Our choice of wine followed our waitresses recommendation, a 2015 White Stripes, Pinot Grigio. She explained it was light, vibrant and crisp and would be the ideal compliment to our white meat meal choices. An excellent choice!

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Surfing Images – Mollymook

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East Coast Low produces ideal surfing conditions at Mollymook

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Kamikaze surf break

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Mollymook Beach

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The ‘East Coast Low’ during the past few days was not as damaging as its predecessor last month and created excellent surf conditions at Mollymook beach as well as the kamikaze surfing break. (Pics taken yesterday, Sunday July 10)              (Click on images to enlarge)

The Star Hotels Monday arvo secret

 

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Ray Ackerman jokes that he has an audience of a couple of regular groupies and two tradies having a beer by the fire when he plays fiddle at Milton’s Star Hotel. Follow this link to the full TIMES article: The Star Hotels Monday arvo secret

Mollymook Seniors in Qld.

 

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Monte’s Resort

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Monte’s Resort

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Interstate correspondent, Roscoe gives the following update on what the Mollymook seniors have been up to in Qld. 

Mollymook Seniors Update

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Mollymook Seniors Update

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An early morning start at Airlie Wharf

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Look at all the fish

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Roscoe posts this update on their trip up north at Airlie Qld. Yesterday we took an” Island Hopping”, cruise. Suzanne, Graeme, Jacqui, John, Jo and I. We set off from Port of Airlie at 07:00 am just after Mia & Bruno were picked up for “doggy day care”

Our ferry wasn’t due to leave until 08:20 am but being cautious seniors we had to be sure of a parking space close to the terminal.

IRB Titles at Mollymook Beach

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2016 NSW State IRB Titles held at Mollymook Beach

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IRB Titles

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IRB Titles

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The Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB) Titles: Hundreds of competitors from across the NSW state representing over 20 NSW Surf Life Saving clubs, met at the Mollymook Beach on the weekend of July 1 & 2, 2016 for the NSW IRB Racing Titles.

Racing was incredible close with a number of spills from over zealous crews chasing that elusive NSW title. (See images below)

On the weekend of July 22 and 23, 2016 these team will return to compete with an anticipated 500 competitors for the Australian IRB Racing Championships.

Tourist e-news April to June 2016

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news, June Quarter 2016

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East Coast Low (Pic credit John Holt)

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Cupitt’s new initiative: ‘Tour and Tasting’

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East Coast Low: Destructive winds and surf caused a lot of damage along the coastline during the month of June. Mollymook was spared from the brunt of this low pressure system, and only incurred some minor damage as can be seen from the pic above as  huge waves washed over the break wall depositing seaweed, sand and water onto the corner of Golf Road and Ocean Street Mollymook and the adjacent footpath and lawn. The steps down onto the beach were dislodged and a portion of the fence in front of the surf club demolished. For more info and images, click on this link: East Coast Low

Cupitt’s new ‘Tour and Tasting’ initiative: Ulladulla’s award winning Cupitt’s winery has created an excellent tourist initiative: It is a guided tour of the vineyard, wine cellar, new craft brewery, the fromagerie to see their new cheese making facility and then finishing with wine tasting. Cost $20 per person. I went on the first tour and it was magnificent. For more info and images, click on this link: Cupitt’s tour and tasting experience

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