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Monthly Archives: June 2016

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

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.

 

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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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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.

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.