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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival, Milton Showground.

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

Swimmers seeing out 2016

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The end of another Year Draws Nigh

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Lovers caught in the act, seeing out 2016

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Ed with his Go-Pro captures Gary on this lovely wave

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Interesting clip worth watching

This 11 year old youngster is ecstatic after being invited to compete in the recent ladies surf pro event at Cronulla. Click on link: Youngster

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news, Dec 2016

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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourist e-news, December Qtr. 2016

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Mollymook Surf Club RID Award

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Cupitt’s – NSW Tourism Awards – GOLD

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Mollymook Surf Club: Awarded $5000 for their efforts in promoting the Shoalhaven RID (Report Illegal Dumping) program. The prime mover of this program within the surf club is the effervescent energised Monica Mudge who has also been responsible for the partnership with council in the ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ initiative. viz ‘Take 3 items of rubbish from the beach’. Both initiatives are designed to achieve beautifully clean beaches in the Shoalhaven. 

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Cupitt’s Restaurant and Winery: The 2016 NSW Tourism Awards were announced on November 25. Cupitt’s Kitchen was awarded the best Tourism Restaurant in the State and also won gold for the Best Winery Brewery and Distillery. Link to: Cupitt’s Kitchen & Winery

Cupitt’s offer extended trading hours over the summer holidays. Link to Cupitt’s extended trading hours

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In Memory of Jasper

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In Memory of Jasper

Mollymook Ocean swimmers

From Ross & Jo.   A photo of our gorgeous little boy Jasper for all to see as we did not get a chance to introduce him to everyone

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Dear Swim Family:

Our sincere thanks to all our dear friends for their heartfelt wishes of support. We are truly so grateful to have such a wonderful, caring group of friends around us, it means a lot to us, more than mere words can express.   Love, hugs & kisses. Ross & Jo

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The Bold and the Beautiful

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Images of the Bold & Beautiful that grace Mollymook Beach

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The BOLD Big D

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The Beautiful (as John attempts to join the photo shoot)

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I’m bewildered! (Pic 1) How can a guy get into so much trouble on such a small wave?   (Click on images to enlarge)

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Cupitt’s Summer Opening Hours

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Cupitt’s Summer Opening Hours

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Cupitt’s Restaurant

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Steve wine tasting

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Cupitt’s offer extended trading hours during the summer holidays.

Don’t forget they have live music EVERY Sunday 12.30 – 3.30pm

Trading Hours:

December 27th – 31st 2016
OPEN EVERY DAY for Lunch and Dinner
Wood Fired Pizzas available Tuesday-Sunday Noon-3pm
Cellar Door Open 10am-5pm

New Years Eve
Open for Lunch and Dinner
Live music with Straight No Chaser Featuring Debra Dicembre 6pm-10pm
Cellar Door Open 10am-5pm

New Year’s Day
Open For Lunch- Live Music with the Escalators
Wood Fired Pizzas available Tuesday-Sunday Noon-3pm
Cellar Door Open 10am-5pm

January 3rd to 15th January 2017
Lunch Tuesday to Sunday
Dinner Tuesday to Saturday
Wood Fired Pizzas Tuesday to Sunday (Noon-3pm)
Cellar Door Open 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday

January 16th to 29th January 2017
Lunch Tuesday to Sunday
Dinner Thursday – Saturday
27th January Restaurant closed – bar meals available until 2pm
Cellar Door Open 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday

 

The Milton Entertainment Centre – ‘The Star’

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The ‘String Bags’ Raymondo & Jan on violin with Antoinette on Cello

Performances every Monday 4.00 pm to 5.30 / 6.00 pm.

(An all ‘Star Cast’ that varies from week to week)

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Monday December 19, performance in review:

  • Act 1: The effervescent Raymondo on violin playing his Irish reels and jigs.
  • Act 2: Greeted by thunderous applause the next act saw the ‘String Bags’ take to the stage. This threesome consisted of Jan and Raymondo on Violin with Antoinette on the Cello.
  • Act 3: Mike travelled from the ACT playing his ukulele and singing some old time favourite festive songs like ‘Jingle Bells’ etc. He handed out the words and the whole audience joined in and sang along with him.
  • Act 4: The down to earth Jimmy Williams came on stage and sang some old time country favourites whilst playing his American ‘Dobro’ instrument and some occasional background blending of the violin from Raymondo.
  • Act 5: To the hush of the audience, husband and wife team (Dougie and Marlene) took to the stage reciting poetry, fitting for the occasion.

Address: ‘The Star Hotel’ 82 Princes Highway Milton

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Debrief the following morning at the beach.

  1. Raymondo mentioned how mixed the cast was, all that was missing was someone to do some scripture reading. Sooner than you could blink an eye, none other than Peter the Priest arrives on the scene for his annual sabbatical at Mollymook Beach.
  2. Audience: The variety of performers certainly attracted a crowd that included local luminaries the likes of Dorothy Buck, Gwenda Turnbull, Mike Devlin and Julie Ryan.

The Milton Entertainment Centre with performances every Monday afternoon commencing at 4.00 pm.

 

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Jimmy plays his ‘Dobro’ singing some country favourites

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Mike plays his Ukulele & the audience sing along with festive season songs

The Fish Shop – Burrill Lake. Reviews

 

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Tonia – great service

The Fish Shop

Owner Zoran Praja a former fisherman knows his fish. Each morning he takes delivery of whole fish straight from the local trawlers, including his son Alex, who ply the south coast waters. He then cleans and fillets the fish at his shop. He  sources fresh prawns direct from Coila Lake and oysters from the Clyde River.

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Zoran once managed the Ulladulla Fishermen’s Co-op, so thank his connections for the flathead, bream, squid, albacore, ling and mahi mahi that grace the list, depending on the day’s catch from the local trawlers, tuna boats and beach-fishing folk.

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Fresh local seafood only a few hours from the ocean to the customer is his offering.

Ph. (02) 4455 1906 Map & address: 107 Princes Highway, Burrill Lake

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This Fish Shop was awarded the best ‘Fish and Chip’ Shop in 2012 and it has received many other accolades including recent impressive reviews on the likes of TripAdvisor, Facebook etc. Locals have actually  claimed, that not only does it churn out “the best fish ‘n’ chips on the south coast, but some say in the whole of Australia.”

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You can buy fresh seafood to take home and prepare yourself or alternatively ‘Takeaway – Fish & Chips‘. If the latter is your preference, then there are some good picnic spots within walking distance at Lion’s Park, which has swings for the kids, or up at the lake’s entrance.

Mollymook Ocean Swimmer of the Year Awards

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John presents ‘Swimmer of the Year’ award to Pete

2016 Mollymook Ocean Swimmers Awards

Commentary by Jacqui L. for (Gentleman) John:

The famous, or infamous, Mollymook swimmers party was held on Saturday night but preparations started some weeks ago.
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The lead up to the party started with swimmers eyeing each other up to see who swam the fastest or longest throughout the year and wondering what they could do to influence the organisers.
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Organisers this year were Sue and (Gentleman) John who were incredibly strong and did not succumb to pressure or inducements as the awards selection loomed closer. Sue and Chris kindly opened their doors to hold the swimmers party and were wonderful hosts.
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Swimmers and partners arrived with plates of scrumptious food and it turned into a feast. One swimmer not to be named (but yes it was Cheryl) had driven to the party with her contribution between her knees. This was quite a feat as it was a chocolate trifle in a big bowl and thank goodness she got to the party safe and sound and not via the hospital casualty department. The anticipation grew as the bell rang for silence (silence – bit of a misnomer in this group).

 

2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon

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2016 Pigeon House Mountain to the Sea, Mollymook – Marathon

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Starters in the 2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon

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Sponsors of the 2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon

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The 2016 Mountain to Sea marathon was once again an outstanding success with approx. 55 participants including some children who set off on the Pigeon House mountain climb a little ahead of the older participants that included elder statesman Bobby White.  The purpose for this event was to raise awareness and support for charity, principally Interplast and MUD Kids. It was the brainchild of two young boys, Harm and Jonathan Schaap, who were inspired by burns survivor Turia Pitt’s book Everything to Live for. With the assistance of their parents Ice and Maria it became a reality and has become an annual event on the local calendar. To date the Mountain to Sea marathon has raised over $14,000 for these charities.

1 – Interplast Australia & New Zealand. Changing lives by providing surgery for the needy. Their website Interplast web site

2 – MUD Kids is a local charity that you can follow this link MUD Kids                                  (Click on images to enlarge)

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