Mollymook News

by Ken Banks

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Trail Blazers

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The Mollymook Trail Blazers

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Simone the bike rider sets out to raise funds for charity

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The marathon man returns to a huge female fan fare

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Marathon bikie Simone brings to our attention that she is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer! She is going to pedal 400 km throughout the entire month to raise funds to help fight kids cancer which is the largest killer of children from disease in Australia – 3 children die of cancer every week! Simone says, “Kids should be living life, not fighting for it. It will be tough, but nothing compared to what these kids face every day of their lives as they battle this terrible disease”.

She writes, “I am taking on this personal challenge to raise $500 to help these kids and give them the brighter futures they deserve. But to achieve my goal, I need your support. Please sponsor me to support my challenge and join me to fight kids’ cancer!”

Simply click the link to view Simone’s personal fundraising page and make a donation:  Cycle Fund Raiser for Kids Cancer

All funds raised will support Children’s Medical Research Institute to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer. She thanks the swimmers in anticipation of their support. (Pic credit Simone)

Bobby celebrity status: Following newspaper reports of his extraordinary run in last weeks ‘Blackmore’s full marathon’ Bob is mobbed by his adoring female fans on return to Mollymook. (Pic credit Sue)

Mollymook Ulladulla Athletes Excel

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Life goes on…

The Olympic games were followed by the Paralympic’s and now the FINALE –

‘The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival’

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Doing it for the swimmers – Bobby completes the full marathon

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The athletes – more Mollymook swimmers

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The RATS compete in the Sydney ‘Blackmores Festival’

Bobby passes the youngsters: Feature article in this weeks local ‘Times’ sport pages is an article on Bobby competing in the full marathon. A huge effort with a personal best of 4.36.06 for the 42.2 km race. Bob’s time was close to 10 minutes under his personal best.

Karelle & Heather with Heather’s family in tow raising funds for this worthy cause completed the 9 km bridge run. Heather makes mention that they completed the course in under an hour. A huge effort!

Swim Board Team Training

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Mollymook Surf Club, ‘Swim – Board’ Team Training

Starring a financial planner and a uni student with supporting cast provided by a tradie, a health care worker and some retiree’s.

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Chez looks after Ben at his first training session

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Ben trying to beat Chez with Roscoe keeping an eye on Ben

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Benny found his first training session with the ‘swim – board’ team quiet tiring. Thankfully seasoned campaigner Chez was on hand to take him under her wing with some instruction and encouragement, whilst others were thoroughly entertained.

Good Food Guide 2017 – Awards

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2017 Good Food Guide Awards

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Rick Stein Restaurant awarded a ‘Hat’ & acknowledged for their excellent wine selection

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St Isidore Restaurant awarded a ‘Hat’

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The 2017 ‘Good Food Guide’ awards have been released with the local Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area excelling as a ‘Fine Dining’ regional NSW area. Acclaimed ‘Foodie’ judges awarded points out of a maximum of 20 with a minimum of 15 required for 1 hat

Rick Stein was awarded 15 points and acknowledged for its excellent wine list. The judges wrote “A Mediterranean beachhouse with celebrity status in a boutique resort“. They went onto mention that Rick Stein and the South Coast are famous for their seafood, so it makes absolute sense that the only restaurant from the BBC’s beloved chef is rocking one of the best examples of fish and chips in NSW.

St Isidore was also awarded 15 points. The judges wrote “Self-sufficient farming and coastal produce among the gum trees“. They went onto mention “two things to keep in mind when making a reservation at this testament to seasonal cooking: book for lunch and ask politely for a seat on the verandah. While chef Alex Delly’s food is top-notch in any situation, it’s made all the more delicious when sitting outdoors, watching cows and clouds on the horizon and listening to gum trees mutter to each other in the breeze.

A Morning at Mollymook

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A Typical Start to the Day at Mollymook

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The morning begins at 6 am with a 4 Km walk and stair climb

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Swimmers Heather & Karelle begin with an early morning jog

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For the health conscious, a day at Mollymook usually begins around 6 am. Some choose a workout in the gym, others go for a jog or a brisk morning walk, that includes climbing stairs, followed by a 1 to 2 Km swim, & concludes with coffee & cake at the Beach Hut cafe.

Chez adds: And don’t forget sipping our coffee in the morning sun thinking how lucky we are.

Fathers Day – Mollymook Swimmers

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The Surf at Mollymook Beach on ‘Father’s Day’

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Garry H. & Gary J.

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Ed’s wave

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A near perfect surf at Mollymook Beach on ‘Father’s Day’ made for a great celebration in the water. With a mass of fish in the backwaters, the Mollymook ocean swimmers chose to swim in sooky corner or just go for a body bash whilst Angus chose his racing board.

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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