Mollymook News

by Ken Banks

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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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Take 3

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June 2016 ends on a Winning Note: Thanks Moni

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Moni’s address to Council (Pic credit: Darryl B.)

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Moni’s support crew

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Unanimous decision by Shoalhaven Council to support ‘Take 3’

June 28, 2016 council meeting was historic! It’s the first time in a long while that all Councillors voted in a whole-hearted unanimous fashion to support an agenda item, thanks to Monica Mudge. Moni was called to the lectern to address council. Except for the noise of her knees knocking you could have heard a pin drop. Moni began by thanking Madam Mayor and Councillors. She paused to take a deep breath, then seemed to have lost her tongue. Nervous speaking in public, the Councillors encouraged her to keep going. The contingent of locals who had traveled up from Mollymook Ulladulla prayed. Ignoring her notes and the 5 minute time frame she began speaking from the heart. She was passionate and eloquent and began to clearly and forcefully commend the ‘Take 3’ initiative. Councillors were overwhelmingly moved and voted to give her extended time. When she finally concluded she was given a rousing applause. 100% agreement from Councillors for the Shoalhaven council to adopt and align themselves to the ‘Take 3’ initiative.  For more info, click on the link ‘Take 3’

Tallwood Winter Dining

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Tallwood Restaurant, Mollymook Beach for excellent Winter Dining

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Tallwood Restaurant

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A magnificent entree of local raw fish

Tallwood Restaurant never disappoints

Executive Chef Matt Upson has this uncanny ability to bring out the finer flavours in each of the ingredients used in the various dishes. Our meal on the weekend could not be faulted. We began with the chefs selection for an entree of local raw fish. It was absolutely magnificent! This was followed by a shared plate of Korean BBQ chicken and we finished with Hanger steak accompanied with vegetables and potato dumpling. The food was of the highest quality and the service was excellent.

Winter specials not to be missed: Each Monday evening Tallwood are presenting the ‘Chefs Choice’. Three courses and a glass of wine for $45. Each second Sunday they have ‘Yum Cha’ on the menu.

Contact details: Web link – Tallwood Restaurant             Phone – 02 4455 5192

Swell abates and the surf improves

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East Coast low continues to abate & the surfing conditions improve

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Wipe out

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A mans best friend looking for its master

As the ‘East Coast Low’ abates along the NSW coastline the surfing conditions improved dramatically, although there were still some wipe-outs along the way. Nonetheless the seasoned surfers enjoyed some great surfing.

Surfing Images – Mollymook

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East Coast Low brings a Massive Surf

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East Coast Low – Bawley Point on Monday June 6

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Bawley Point on Monday June 6

A low pressure system moving south from Queensland and down the NSW coastline brought damaging winds, heavy rainfall and a dangerous surf to the NSW South Coast. Abnormally high tides contributed to the dangerous surf conditions.

East Coast Low reaches Mollymook

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East Coast Low brings Extreme Weather to Mollymook

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East Coast Low hits Mollymook Beach

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East Coast Low – dangerous surf conditions

A low pressure system moving south from Queensland and down the NSW coastline brings damaging winds, heavy rainfall and a dangerous surf to the South Coast Tourist mecca, Mollymook. Abnormally high tides are contributing to the dangerous surf conditions with Mollymook beach almost deserted and a few brave-hearts taking time out for coffee at the Beach Hut cafe.

The severe east coast low is predicted to be fiercest on the NSW South Coast on Sunday evening, with electrical ‘Black-outs’ already occurring mid afternoon.

Cupitt’s Winery – Tour and Tasting Experience

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Tour and Tasting Experience at Cupitt’s Winery

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Wally & Tom at Cupitt’s Cellar

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Steve – Wine Tasting

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A New Experience

Cupitt’s have introduced a guided tour of their vineyard, coupled with a tour of their wine cellar, beer making and cheese making facilities. The culmination of the tour is a tasting of their wines and cheeses.

They will explain the varieties of grapes best suited to this south coast region, the growing process, harvesting, cellaring and bottling. You will hear about the fermentation process and the decisions made by the the winemaker in the crafting of their wines. Similarly the crafting of their beers. Then the cheese making process.

The ‘Tour & Tasting’ experience will take about an hour commencing at 11.00am from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.

Mollymook Surf Club Presentation – 2016

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Mollymook Surf Club Presentation – 2016

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President Rod, Craig & Kim Matthews our Photographer

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2016 – Patrol of the year (2nd year in a row)

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President Rod Austin thanked club members once again for their dedication and voluntary service throughout this past season at the 2016 Mollymook Surf Club Presentation night. Rod is pictured with Craig and Kim Matthews. Kim the official surf club photographer captured the evening on camera. We share a small collection of images that capture the contribution made by the Mollymook Ocean swimmers.

2016 Patrol of the Year: The ‘TEAM’ pictured above with captain Ross who was very please to accept this award for the second year running. Flanked by regular ocean swimmers John and Moni.

Lost and Found

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Mollymook Swimmers ‘Lost and Found’ Section.

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Karelle’s lost ear-ring

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Found in Roma

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Karelle lost one of her ear ring’s during the past week or two. Whilst it is not worth a lot of money it does have great sentimental value. It was lost at the Mollymook Surf Club around swim time. Karelle would love to hear from anyone who can help her recover her precious ear-ring.

Found in Roma, after dinner & a few drinks Lou and Squale with Little John and Nicci. Louise writes that we are missing the beautiful Mollymook beach and the weather that you are having over there, not to mention the great company. Love to all. Lou.

Winter Swimming on the South Coast

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Winter Swimming in tropical water conditions

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Amazing Mollymook Sunrise May 18

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Mollymook Winter Swimmers

 

Ulladulla Collective

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‘Ulladulla Collective’ is a community retail space for local artisans and retailers to showcase and sell their goods. Celebrating the uniqueness of the South Coast and the abundance of talented people that call it home, we are passionate about supporting local business and growing our community. With over 20 different retailers including art, sculptures, jewellery, accessories, fashion, homewares, floor coverings, furniture, vintage wares, quilts, beauty products, rugs, candles and fair trade goods we have something for everyone.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. (Closed Tuesdays) Sunday 10 am to 3.00 pm

map & address: 227 Princes Highway, Ulladulla   (Opposite, just south of the Ulladulla Ex-Servo’s Club)

Phone: Karen 0411 575 036    or   Facebook: Ulladulla Collective

Anica Art Gallery & Gifts Mollymook

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Anica Art Gallery & Gifts Mollymook

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Anica in her gallery with Art & Giftware

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Anica on location – Ulladulla headland

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Anica Art Gallery ~ Print and Gift Shop

Apart from Anica’s recent photography and paintings of the local area the gallery proudly showcases the works of about 25 local artists and craftspeople. Everything from hand-blown Murano glass jewellery, woodwork, metalwork, stained glass, textiles, shell and driftwood pieces, lustre-painted porcelain as well as other photography and paintings. In addition to local art there are gifts for all occasions and plenty of greeting cards with a local theme. Anica also restores and prints your photos on site.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 – 5pm, Saturday: 9:30 – 4pm and Sunday: 9:30 – 2pm
Address: Anica Art Gallery Print and Gift Shop, Shop 3/85 Tallwood Ave, Mollymook Beach NSW 2539

website: Anica Art Gallery    email: anica@anicaart.com.au    Phone: 0418 237 297

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Breaking News – Mollymook, May 12, 2016

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Mollymook Swimmer News – Local & Abroad

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Sunrise this morning on Mollymook Beach

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Cheryl – Mollymook Swimmers latest Champion

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Mollymook Diplomat – Louise visits Dubrovnik

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Chez the Champ: News has filtered through that Cheryl set the record for her age group 40-44 at 25 mins o4 secs and Jodie Toghill her girlfriend set it for 45-49 years age group at 23 mins and 38 secs in the inaugural Batemans Bay parkrun. Chez was very humble about her achievement but when questioned by the young reporter she did confess to being very chuffed to be the record holder!

Louise ticks; one more off her bucket list: Lou writes, “Sarajevo an amazing place and a must visit! The people are lovely and welcoming. The place is clean with great food and massive portions – easy to share… Not that Squale will share! Not expensive either. Haven’t been in water yet, missing it. Love to all, Xx Lou & Squale

WOODSTOCK AT THE BAWLEY WINERY

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WOODSTOCK AT THE BAWLEY ESTATE WINERY

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Report and images by International roving correspondent, Billy R. Mollymook, Australia.

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Canberra Band – The BLUE MOON CAFE IN THE GROOVE

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Michael Gaffney – The Headline Act

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A very pleasant afternoon was anticipated by the Mollymook Ocean Beach swimmers heading off to the Bawley Point Winery to be entertained by none other than our very own man Michael Gaffney, a man of many hats starring in the band called The BLUE MOON CAFE all the way from Canberra.

“What sort of music” everyone enthusiastically asked Michael? “Yeah man say we just call it a collectic I don’t know music”!! (whatever that’s supposed to mean??)

They were all nervous Nellie’s at first, worried that the Canberra Feds gave them a clear warning arrests would be made if they played anywhere less than a few hours drive from Canberra. Especially after the debacle caused when many screaming fans of all genders were throwing an assortment of underwear etc onto the stage.

There was pandemonium as Mike stood there with guitar in hand looking like a mannequin on display in an adults only shop.

After two hours of non stop collectic I don’t know music the Bawley Winery security, namely a band of patrolling geese called it a day and went into attack mode squawking “Enough Enough”.

Seriously though, it was a great afternoon of excellent musical entertainment. Many thanks to Michael and the band for putting on such a fantastic performance.

“DEFINITELY” a must to see.

Mollymook Ocean Swimmers news

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The latest comings and goings of the Mollymook Ocean Swimmers

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Sue & Chris on Canada’s ‘Whistler mountain’ (Pic credit Chris)

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Kath’s ‘Big O’ celebrated at Bannisters Pool Bar (Pic credit Chez)

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Chris W. and his aquatic wife Sue had this pic taken on ‘Whistler mountain’ looking towards the 7th Heaven on Blackcomb mountain, British Columbia, Canada. Chris writes: “We are skiing every day followed by a spa in the “hot tub” and meeting people from all points of the planet. What a great holiday and I think Sue is forgetting how to swim after 2 weeks of skiing”.
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Lady of the moment’ Kath celebrates her ‘Big O’ with husband Steve and a large group of Mollymook Ocean Swimmers at the Bannisters Pool Bar.