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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Food for thought & ENJOYMENT at the Golfie

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Best Views in Mollymook enjoying Breakfast at the Golfie

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Mollymook Golf Club – Enjoy breakfast or afternoon Tapas with a ‘VIEW to Die for’

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Mollymook swimmers, boat rowers and triathletes descended on the Golfie this morning to enjoy coffee and breakfast, with an amazing backdrop, views over Mollymook Beach.

Mollymook Swimmers almost lost in the Fog

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Swimming In The Fog

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Out back in the Ocean, almost lost in the fog were the Mollymook ocean swimmers

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Walking down to start our swim on Tuesday, we were looking forward to a new experience, swimming in the heavy mist that increased and became FOG! The board training team were already in the water and the mist appeared thin enough to be interesting but manageable.  

A different story unfolded as we entered the water to find the mist closing in around us like a veil, becoming fog and causing a great deal of confusion. On losing sight of the beach and seeing not even a faint glow from the morning sun, all sense of direction was lost and our group soon began swimming anywhere but parallel to the beach, criss-crossing each other’s paths and even swimming around in circles.

We lost Neil briefly as he headed toward NZ then someone called out “There’s Neil” and Sean took chase to reel him back in.  Meanwhile our visiting swimmer Carmen, mistaking “There’s Neil” for “There’s a seal” got all excited and went off in search of her first seal encounter.  

Some of us hit the beach prematurely at various places while others eventually picked up their direction again as the fog slowly burnt away and thinned into light mist.

A lonely boat was sighted by some swimmers who wandered too far in the eerie silence and imaginations ran wild as the “Marie Celeste” was discussed over coffee.

It was suggested by some that Neil carry a waterproof wallet with his passport and NZ Dollars next time, just in case.

Commentary courtesy of John L. and Ross W.

Was it fog or mist? Quoting ‘Geography Wiki’ “the only difference between mist and fog is visibility. This phenomenon is called fog if the visibility is one kilometre (1,100 yards) or less (in the UK for driving purposes the definition of fog is visibility less than 200 metres, for pilots the distance is 1 kilometre). Otherwise it is known as mist“.

 

Mollymook Golf Club AM and PM Special Meal Offerings

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Golf Club open for morning Breakfast and evening Tapas

The above is in addition to their Lunch and Dinner Dining Hours

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Mollymook Golf Club’s trained young staff are here to make your dining experience, a memorable one!

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Our accommodation guests at Mollymook Beach Waterfront and our Beach View cottage are returning from a meal at the Golf Club glowing in accolades for the quality of their meals and service being provided. Besides this you can enjoy the best ocean views in the district. Highly recommended. Ken Banks, Mollymook Beach Waterfront.

Guest review: We rated the Mollymook Golf Club 5/5 for service, quality & variety of food which included flexible menus to cater for gluten and dairy free diets, and value for money. Jill and Mark P. Newcastle. December 24, 2017

Mollymook Ocean Swimmer of the Year 2017

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The 2017 Mollymook Ocean Swimmer of the Year

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Sean 2017 Swimmer of the year

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Gary Jenner: Award for dumb act

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Swimmers’ Christmas Party 2017

Mollymook Swimmers gathered at Jan and Pete’s palace (no that’s not a typo) together with founding swimmers Simone and Kim and notable visiting swimmer Carmen, husband Peter and Children Amelia and Simon,   for an absolutely unforgettable evening.

The planned cricket match was cancelled and although Pete explained this as being due to the leeches on the pitch, we suspected it might be because NZ couldn’t raise a strong enough team.

Cricket aside, the food that everyone contributed was delicious and merriment grew as eskies were emptied of their supplies. 

Notable Award winners this year were:

Swimmer of the Year Award – presented to Sean for consistently swimming to reef all year without wetsuit or fins. A well earned award for our quiet, unassuming friend with a big heart.

Golden Flipper Award For The Dumbest Act  – Presented to Gary J for walking down to the swim wearing his underpants instead of his togs. This was a hotly contested award, almost taken by Garry H for his face plant in the sand while body surfing in to the beach on a day with no surf.

Disability Award For The Most Injured – Presented to Issi for keeping swimming in spite of repeated injuries, the latest being her other shoulder.  Nothing stops our Issi!!

A big thanks to Jan and Pete for hosting the party this year in their beautiful home and our designated drivers for keeping us safe and out of jail since there was an RBT point on Mitchell Parade on the way home. 

Commentary courtesy of John L. and Ross W.                 Photos courtesy of Roger N.

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news December 2017

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourism news December qtr. 2017

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GOLD – NSW Tourism Awards, Cupitt’s Winery, Distillery and Brewery (Photo courtesy Cupitt’s)

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NSW Tourism Awards

Cupitt’s Winery and Brewery and Mollymook Beach Waterfront were awarded GOLD at the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards held in Sydney on November 16, 2017. South Coast MP Shelley Hancock congratulated the two businesses, saying “To be recognised as the best in your industry certainly acknowledges your exceptional businesses that showcases our region to the state and nationally”.

Cupitt’s Winery and Brewery took home the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries award and Mollymook Beach Waterfront was the winner of the Hosted Accommodation category.”

Speaking at the Awards, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall highlighted the importance of tourism and events to the State’s economy and congratulated the winners. “To be recognised at the NSW Tourism Awards is an outstanding achievement and well deserved recognition. The NSW Visitor Economy is the envy of every other State, with the greatest share of domestic and international visitors, visitor nights and expenditure, and an impressive calendar of major events across Sydney and rural and regional NSW, attracting millions of tourists all year round,” Mr Marshall said.

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Moruya, A short drive from Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

Only one hours drive from Mollymook is the rural township of Moruya located adjacent to the Moruya River. We traveled down the highway stopping at Mogo for refreshments. In Moruya we enjoyed the walkways along the river bank, the history associated with this headquarters town for the the Eurobodalla Shire, a swim at the local heated outdoor pool but in particular lunch at “the river Moruya Restaurant”. The food was exceptional. I would recommend you book before you take this excursion from Mollymook Milton Ulladulla.

If I could call it a mistake, a friend at Mollymook Beach Waterfront recommended that we also go on a few km’s to Bodalla and try out the “Blue Earth” cafe. Again “food to die for”. It was magnificent, they actually packed what we couldn’t eat and allowed us to take it home for dinner.

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River Moruya Restaurant

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Roast Rump of Lamb

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Brandade of Ling Fish

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Blue Earth, Sea food Laska

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Blue Earth, Curry Lentil Pie

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Blue Earth, Lentil Lamb Wrap

 

Rick Stein Restaurant – Birthday Celebration

Rick Stein for that Special Birthday Celebration

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Rick Stein Restaurant

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Highly recommended is the Rick Stein Restaurant especially if you are a lover of seafood. Our recent visit was for their Friday lunch special. $48 per person for two courses from their menu is amazing value. Lovely decor, ambiance, water views, food and an extensive wine selection.

Link to Reviews.           Link to the Rick Stein Restaurant

  • Rick Stein Restaurant Bannister’s Review: “The food and service at Rick Steins was EXCELLENT! It was a special occasion, my 70th birthday celebration and we appreciated the Bannister’s courtesy bus pick up and return from our Waterfront accommodation.” Susan and Barrie L. Sydney November 2017
  • Rick Stein Restaurant Bannister’s Review: “For my wife’s 70th birthday we chose the the Rick Stein restaurant for dining with a local group of friends to celebrate this very special occasion. The signature ‘Fish Pie’ dish was magnificent and my wife commented that her ‘Pan fried Duck breast and crispy confit leg’ were cooked to perfection in spiced orange juice and shallots. Wonderful meal shared with lovely people.” Ken and June B. Mollymook November 2017

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Local Fishing – Ulladulla Area

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Local Fishing

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Great Local Fishing

Fishermen find some decent catches

Local lakes, estuaries and deep sea fishing have been rewarding local fishermen over the past couple of months. Equipped with the right gear and knowledge has been very rewarding with some huge Jew Fish caught in the local estuaries and a great Yellow Fin caught out to sea.

Recommend the lakes at Conjola, Burrill and Tabourie as well as the Narrawallee Inlet. Alternatively rock fishing can have its rewards at the north and south end of Mollymook.

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Huge Jew Fish caught in local estuary

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Yellow fin caught locally

 

Whales perform at Mollymook, Oct – Nov 2017

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Whales perform at Mollymook, Oct. – Nov. 2017

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Whale Migration on the NSW South Coast

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Whale sightings were a regular occurrence during October & November at Mollymook Beach Waterfront.

The whale watching season was in full flight, especially during October and November as the whales returned with their calves, heading to their feeding grounds at the south pole.

Sightings by Mollymook Beach Waterfront accommodation guests’ were predominately of the ‘Humpback’ whales although there was one sighting of an Orca (Killer Whale). The latter are easily recognisable with their striking black and white / cream markings and extremely long, tapered dorsal fins.

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 crashing 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)

Mollymook News-makers: December 2017

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers make the headlines.

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Dr and Mr Welsh honoured at the CSU Graduation

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$7,000 cheque: Monica and Take 3 for the Sea

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Above pics are examples of two amazing women who walk and swim with us. We are blessed to have them in our midst, being able to ‘rub shoulders’ with, talk / listen to and observe their beautiful character. Thanks Sue and Monica. You are highly esteemed and a credit to the swim group and the larger community we live in.

A Few Days at Mollymook this past week

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In relative calm conditions, Huey spots Raymondo in the water swimming and thinks lets have some fun.