Mollymook News

by Ken Banks

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Whale migration

 Whales need plenty of space.

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Whales are known to come very close to shore and need to be given space

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Article courtesy of Bay Post – Moruya Examiner written by Stan Gorton

Migrating whales over the past month have prompted authorities to remind people to observe distance regulations for their own safety and that of the whale.

July 2015

 Former Mollymook Surf Club and Ocean Swimmers compete with distinction in Hawaii

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Col & Kim compete in Hawaii Ocean Race

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Hawaii – Hanalei Bay Ocean Challenge

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9th Annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge

Kim and Colin have just participated in the 9th annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge on the stunning island of Kauai in Hawaii. The three kilometre swim was held in flat 26 degree water with Kauai’s dramatic green mountains as a backdrop. Not surprisingly Colin swam well finishing 5th outright and 1st in his age division. Kim kept the Byron Bay flag waving coming a very respectable 29th overall and placing 2nd in her division much to her delight. They now head to the U.S. mainland for more adventures in and out of the water. They plan to meet up with Val and Grant and provide a stoke by stroke entire account of the swim.

Mango Tree Restaurant – Ulladulla

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Mango Tree Restaurant

Contact details: phone: (02) 4454 2333      map & address: 5/84 Princes Hwy, Ulladulla,NSW

email: Manager – Mango Tree Restaurant      website: Mango Tree Restaurant

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm and 5pm – 10pm   –   Saturday & Sunday: 7am – 3:00pm and 5pm – 10pm
OnLine deliveries – Save $10 – website: OnLine Deliveries

Summary: Situated across from the beautiful Ulladulla harbour, this restaurant offers an extensive menu, great food, friendly staff in a relaxed ambiance.

Mollymook July 19

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Mollymook July 19, a Special Day!

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Old gritter all rugged up wondering if they are MAD

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Mollymook on this special day

NSW Shivers

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NSW & Qld Shiver in Freezing Conditions (Except for the Mollymook Swimmers)

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Sue with a spring in her step

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Bathurst – NSW Tablelands

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News from Mollymook, Dave and Elise plus Bruce and Allie.

Farmers Markets Ulladulla

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Gaia Farmers Market, Ulladulla Civic Centre – Every Thursday between 2.00 & 5.00 pm

 

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Gaia Farmers markets (Mother Earth)

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Gardening guru Costa Georgiadis (Photo courtesy – Milton Ulladulla Times)

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Gaia Ulladulla Farmers Market.

The weekly ‘Farmers Market’ commenced in Ulladulla adjacent to the Civic Centre. The attendance & support was nothing short of amazing with the promise to only get bigger & better. The local produce included choice cuts of locally grown beef, oysters, mushrooms, milk, fish, a large variety of fruits & vegetables.

Freakish weather reaches Mollymook

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Wind chill of about 8c reaches Mollymook

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A bleak morning greets a few brave swimmers

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The Punters are all rugged up after their swim

 

Mystery Guest Report – June 2015

 

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Mystery Guest Commentary

Viewing the comprehensive website for the Mollymook Beach Waterfront accommodation and then speaking with owner Ken, I was able to get a glimpse of what was waiting ahead of me for my weekend stay, and I was eager to make the visit. At the time of booking Ken had told me about a website he had created called “Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla” so this, together with the accommodation webpage, meant I was able to find all the information I could want for my visit to this venue and its surrounds. Arriving at the Mollymook Beach Waterfront location and leaving my car in my dedicated parking bay, I was struck by the peaceful setting and the sound of waves nearby. Walking along the automatic sensor lit path I couldn’t help but notice the obvious care, tasteful seaside style and overall quality that was presented in the garden courtyard and entry foyer, and which would also be continued throughout Waterfront. Ken was a welcoming host greeting me warmly by name before showing me through the accommodation which was accessed through a secure foyer, pointing out features and items provided to guests as a standard offering. This consisted of a bountiful welcome hamper which included a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate, handmade shortbread biscuits, dip, a variety of crackers, as well as bacon, eggs, bread and English muffins for cooking a hot breakfast. A cereal option, fresh milk, orange juice and freshly ground coffee was also supplied along with a selection of individual beverage selections, condiments and accompaniments. A comprehensive library of DVD’s including new releases and old favourites were available for use at my leisure from the foyer off my apartment, as were magazines, books, maps and tourism brochures. Also in the foyer, cabinets containing personal and professional awards were proudly displayed alongside beautiful canvas prints of local scenery. It was apparent that Ken and June have taken great care to present a very attractive, comfortable, relaxed accommodation style of a very high standard for their guests. Beautiful furnishings, decorations, fittings, fixtures and thoughtful inclusions were all of superior quality and matched harmoniously. Discrete security, unobtrusive owners, and sound proofing in the apartments ensured complete privacy, with on call assistance available 24 hours. I had a call for assistance responded to immediately and graciously and I was also able to enhance information provided in well-presented guest compendium and information folders, from Ken, who shared his knowledge of local eateries and places of interest with enthusiasm.
The cleanliness and attention to detail throughout the Waterfront apartment cannot be faulted in any respect. Surfaces gleamed, walls, carpets and rugs were unmarked and expansive tiled floors, glass doors and windows sparkled. A light cobweb on the patio light fitting and maybe the ice in the ice tray was a bit low, but I am looking hard for something to fault now. Austar, a DVD player, air conditioning, soft bath robes, a sparkling bathroom with plentiful toweling including face washers, hairdryer, large shower and fantastic water flow continued the generous offerings of the accommodation. A modern kitchenette with everything necessary for even a prolonged visit was immaculate and included a fridge, compact dishwasher, portable glass oven, coffee pot, water purifier jug to mention just a sample of items provided alongside matching crockery and cutlery. A George Forman BBQ was provided on the patio for outdoor cooking if desired with dedicated utensils and pantry items of spray oil,paper towel, plastic and foil wrap provided. Large glass doors opened up from my aptly named Whale Watch apartment and onto a private patio overlooking a grassy lawn and beyond onto the reef break and rock platforms below. Sitting at the outdoor table and chairs with a glass of complimentary sparkling wine, I watching board riders, boats, dolphins and whales passing, which was sublime and firmly reinforced the amazing location. A set of binoculars provided in the apartment for use was appreciated for watching the ocean activities and native bird visits, though not necessary for a great view. Following the day’s activities I found the elegantly decorated bedroom with a restfully comfortable mattress, pillow selection and lovely white linen ensured a peaceful sleep. Remote controls for the TV and ceiling fan in the bedroom promoted an ease of operation while the mirrored sliding double door wardrobe contained shelving and additional drawer storage, as well as timber clothes hangers and a luggage stand. A small private courtyard for washing down sandy feet and beach items and accessed from the apartment was yet another thoughtful addition by the hosts. Overall my visit was thoroughly enjoyable and the experience ended with a viewing of the other room style, which was equally impressive, and a genuine interest in my stay from Ken. Before leaving I was presented with a memento of my visit in the form of a book of photos of the area, published by Ken, which I thought was a friendly finish to an enjoyable stay.

 

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Punters head South

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Punters head south & Scott and Heather prepare to head back home.

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Punters head for Collers

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Punters (Heather, Mike and Gary) on their return

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Sunday swimmers chose to head south around ‘Flat Rock’ rather than do battle with the IRB’s who may in their excitement forget to give way to the swimmers.

e-news, June Quarter 2015

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news June Quarter 2015

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Australia’s Top 500 Restaurants.

St Isidore and Cupitt’s restaurants, Milton Ulladulla have been voted in the top 500 restaurants throughout Australia.

The top 500 restaurants were compiled in consultation with a distinguished Australia wide panel of ‘Good Food’ editors, reviewers and industry experts, an academy of chefs and restaurateurs to create this inaugural list of its best 500 restaurants throughout Australia. Restaurants who are at the very top of their game, consistently delivering world class standards across every aspect of the dining experience.

For more information: Links to St Isidore’s restaurant and Cupitt’s restaurant and winery.

 

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Action a-plenty

 Action a-plenty among the Mollymook Ocean Swimmers.

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Bye Bye Simone

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Dougie seconds before the turbulence

 

Brown Sugar coffee lounge and cafe – Milton

 Brown Sugar Cafe – Milton

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Brown Sugar Cafe

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Quality espresso coffee by Barista Mark

The Brown Sugar Cafe at Milton serves excellent coffee, ranked by some as the best in Milton, others place it “line ball” with Pilgrims and the Coffee Guild. Opening early morning for breakfast, it has build up an excellent ‘eating out’ client base. Besides serving great coffee inside or alfresco outside they also offer a variety of accompaniments, good friendly service and take away coffee. The ‘Brown Sugar’ cafe is located on the highway in the centre of town.

Phone: Mark – (02) 4454 0887        Open: Monday to Friday 6.30 am to 3.00 pm and Saturday 7.30 am to 2.30 pm.     Closed Sunday.

Mollymook Surf Club Presentation

 Mollymook Surf Club Presentation & Awards Evening – 2015

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Senior Male Life Saver of the Year – John Holt

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IRB – John Holt

Winter in Mollymook

 Autumn in New York – starring Richard Gere

Winter in Mollymook – with an all-star cast

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The rays of sunshine filter through – June 1, the first day of winter

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The ocean swimmers brave the elements with no wet suits

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 May 2015 – The way it was in Mollymook

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 Mollymook Dolphins

Mollymook Ocean Swimmer, Dick M. was driving along Mitchell Parade looking for a spot to surf board ride. Then WOW!

There were these dolphins, with his camera by his side, he quickly pulled over and captured these fantastic images.

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