Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourist e-news, June Qtr. 2017
Whale migration north in full flight
Whale sightings have been a daily occurrence here at Mollymook Beach Waterfront
Literally 100’s if not 1000’s of whales are presently migrating north on their epic voyage from the icy seas of the Antarctic to the warmer northern Australian waters, a distance of some 10,000 kilometres to give birth to their calves before making the journey back with their newborn.
For more information and pictures of whales and dolphins, click on the following Link: Whales passing Mollymook
NEW: ‘Something’s Brewing’ – The Devonshire Tea House at Milton
Something’s Brewing has recently opened a tea room. It serves GREAT Devonshire tea, jam, cream and scones during the week and a high tea on Sunday’s. Devonshire teas available 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday (closed Tuesday), Sundays 10 am – 3 pm (For a high tea please book)
They have a choice of over 120 varieties of teas & accessories available for purchase to enable you to make your own perfect cuppa!
A ‘MUST’ read, click on the link to read Toni the Devonshire Tea Guides review: ‘Toni’s Report on Something’s Brewing’
Whales, Dolphins and surfers perform at Mollymook Beach
This whale just leapt, and its full body cleared the water
A whale of a performance in closer
Whale sighting have been almost a daily occurrence here at Mollymook: “The pop stars of the sea are on their way and the NSW coastline is once again in the box seat to view their annual migration” wrote Sandra Fabretti.
Literally 100’s and 100’s of whales are presently migrating north on their epic voyage from the icy seas of the Antarctic to the warmer northern Australian waters, some 10,000 kilometres to give birth to their calves before making the journey back with their newborn.
At Mollymook the whale watching season begins during June – July as they head north and then their return journey takes place from about September through to November when they return with their calves and head to their feeding grounds at the south pole.
Sightings by Mollymook Beach Waterfront accommodation guests’ have been predominately of the ‘Humpback’ and ‘Southern Right’ whales. They seem to both follow a similar route. Its the humpbacks that are renown for their spectacular ocean antics, leaping out of the water, rolling in the air with their huge fins outstretched like wings and crash noisily back into the ocean.
They can measure between 14 to 18 metres at maturity and weigh up to 50 tonnes. They are easily recognised due to their active behaviour and unique black and white markings. (Click on images to enlarge)
Early morning as the moon sets in the west behind the surf club
Looking east, a beautiful sun begins to rise
Mollymook Ocean swimmers believe the winter months can be the most idyllic time of the year for ocean swimming, albeit the water temperatures are lower, however the ocean on many occasions can be smooth like a lake. It is a time when you experience spectacular sunrises, pods of dolphins and out further whales trekking north. Then during the day, Mollymook beach can be so picturesque with not a breathe of wind and in the evenings, spectacular sunsets even the occasional rainbow. This is Mollymook during the winter months.
A ‘Whale of a Time’ this past Monday at Mollymook
Rod Austin OAM (Pic credit: Kim M.)
The Great Maestro – Raymondo (Pic credit: John L.)
Queens Birthday honours, an ‘Order of Australia’ medal was bestowed on Mollymook Surf Club President Rodney Austin this past Monday. Rod has performed beach patrols for 50 years having joined the club in 1967. Word has it that he has never missed a patrol, even when serving ‘National Service’ he was able to make it back to Mollymook to fulfil his beach obligations.
The Great Maestro – ‘Raymondo’ played to a packed house this past Monday afternoon at the ‘Star Entertainment’ centre. It is understood guests present were from afar a field as Balmoral in Sydney and the nations capital Canberra, who all enjoyed this distinguished violinist playing some Irish classics.
2017 Mollymook Surf Club Annual Presentation
Mollymook Surf club Management Committee
2017 Australian Champions
The 2017 Surf Club Presentation night was a huge success with a star studded cast being recognised with a multitude of awards.
Highlights included: Boys U/15 relay team with Gold at State and National titles, 260 Masters boat crew Gold & Tony Ireland Gold in the master surf tube race, both at Nationals. Rod Austin was acknowledged for 50 years patrol service and long service awards also went to Kevin and Sue Whitford, John Patterson, Keith Claxton, Mick Bond, Wendy Austin and Ivan Johnson. Tony Ireland was ‘Club Person’ of the year, Eadan Burton Junior Club person of the year, Chloe Scott junior champion competitor, with Mal Dowler the ‘Quiet achiever’ award.
Champion patrol to No 14 patrol captained by Dave Johnson and Patrol person of the year to Leonie Hicks.
As a club Mollymook received a plaque from Surf Life Saving NSW for ‘Champion Country Surf Club’ at the NSW Titles.
It was night reflective of a GREAT surf club. Rod thanked the organisers for this wonderful evening with numerous photos attached, compliments of photographer extraordinaire Kim Matthews.