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Monthly Archives: September 2016

2016 AFL and NRL Grand Final Winners

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Mollymook ‘Soothsayer’ predicts the 2016 AFL and NRL Winners

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Friday am ducklings: Nature indicates a Swans victory (Pic credit Graeme)

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Friday am seal fishing: Nature indicates a Sharks victory

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Friday morning at Mollymook beach, the conversations focused on the AFL and NRL grand finals to be played this weekend. Divergent opinions surfaced in favour of the various teams. Who would win? This was the perplexing question on everyone’s lips.

The local ‘soothsayer’ spoke up to foretell the winners in advance. First there were ducks and ducklings, what is nature telling you? There arrival is indicative of a Swans victory. Secondly there appears a seal fishing in the ocean, right in front of us. Again you have to look for the signs, it’s foretelling a sharks victory.

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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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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.