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Dining at the Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club

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Casual dining, bistro and restaurant meals at the Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club

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Distinguished Chef Ryan Smith

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Menu at the Bowling Club

 

Highly acclaimed chef Ryan Smith has taken charge of the bistro and restaurant at this Bowling Club. Originally from South Australia, Mr Smith lived and worked in London from 2004 to 2012 including as part of an event catering team that cooked for celebrities and royals. He also worked in a two-star Michelin restaurant as pastry chef and was part of the opening team for Bill Granger’s London restaurant in Notting Hill. He came back to Australia in 2012 where he continued with event catering including a Mother’s Day lunch ­organised by Miranda Kerr. More recently in November 2018 he was the Sous Chef and later in March 2019 Head Chef at the Rick Stein, Bannisters Mollymook restaurant.

Phone: 02 4454 3600      Address: 68 / 74 St Vincent Street, Ulladulla      Web Site: Menu – Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club

Opening hours: ‘The Greens Brasserie’,    Café 10.am to 5.pm   –   Lunch / Dinner 12.00 to 2.30 pm and 5.30 to 8.30pm

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Bird Life Nyngan Narromine Dubbo Wellington

 

Bird Life in the local area’s of Nyngan, Trangie, Narromine, Dubbo and Wellington

 

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Images of the ‘Sacred Kingfisher’ at Nyngan

 

The ‘Bird Life’ captured in these images were taken on the latter part of the Mollymook swimmers Western NSW tour, specifically at Nyngan, Trangie, Narromine, Dubbo and Wellington. Prominent in the stories and advertising relating to these specific area’s was the ‘Sacred Kingfisher’ bird. I had never heard of, nor seen this particular bird before. My first stop on this section of the trip was at Nyngan. Nyngan is a rural centre situated on the Mitchell Highway astride the Bogan River on the eastern edge of the Great Outback and has some beautiful river walks and park land on both sides of the Bogan. I spent about an hour at this location early to mid morning. The bird life was quite prolific and as I was finishing photographing and wandering back to my car there sat on my vehicle’s outside rear vision mirror this magnificent coloured bird. So pretty! It soon took off and parked in one of the nearby trees where I was able to get a variety of images as per the above, of this ‘Sacred Kingfisher’.

Wikipedia: “The sacred kingfisher is a medium-sized woodland kingfisher that occurs in mangroves, woodlands, forests, and river valleys in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the western Pacific”.

I wish to credit Charles Dove for his help in identifying some of these birds. He has been very helpful in getting me started in the photography of ‘Bird Life’.                   (Click on images to enlarge) 

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Mutawintji National Park, Outback NSW

 

Cheryl’s Choice: The Mutawintji National Park, Outback NSW

 

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The Real Outback, NSW, 100’s of klm’s  travelling on dirt roads.

 

Another incredible day, a visit to this majestic National Park that ought to be on most peoples ‘Bucket List’.

The Mutawintji National Park,  is located in the Far West region of New South Wales. It is approx. 170,290 acre in size and situated approximately 880 kilometres west of Sydney. It is rugged and dissected by colourful gorges, rockpools and creek beds lined with red gums. Scattered among the caves and overhangs are Aboriginal rock art and engravings. There are eight major walks, each with there own uniqueness. Cheryl chose the the Mutawintji gorge walk. Each walk varied in length and time, but generally each varied from 2 hours to say 4 hours with one particular historic walk only possible with an Aboriginal guide. You could camp in the area and do a number of walks over a few days if you were so inclined. (Thanks Cheryl, a marvellous choice)

Besides the Mutawintji National Park, the Mollymook Ocean Swimmers later travelled to White Cliffs, and the following day to Wilcannia and then Bourke.

(Click on pics to enlarge)

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Swimmers trip to Broken Hill and Beyond

 

Go WEST Young Man, West, like to Broken Hill

 

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The gang arrive at the Silverton Hotel

 

It has been a memorable trip thus far, other than Pat and Louise hitting an Emu at about 100 kms / hour, only slight damage to their vehicle.

On many occasions I had wished I could have gone on the group bike rides organised by Bobby and later by Heather and John L. Now I have done it (on this road trip) and it has been a wonderful experience. Being time poor I have just included a few pics to convey the beauty we have enjoyed throughout this trip thus far.

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Welcome Spring: Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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Welcome to Spring in Mollymook Milton Ulladulla.

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A new beginning (we hope) as Spring arrives in Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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Spring has arrived here in Mollymook Milton Ulladulla, a Southern Right Whale and calf swim so close to Mollymook Beach, sightseers lined up along the walk way (keeping social distance) it was an incredible sight. At the Ulladulla harbour we had our seal waiting to be fed, blossoms springing up everywhere and the birds nesting. A Beautiful sight considering the year we have just experienced, bush fire, floods then the corona pandemic. As a local it has almost been ‘life in a majestic and beautiful area’ other than obeying all the guidelines associated with the pandemic and hoping that visitors are being vigilant and considerate, taking to heart the guidelines put out by NSW Health Dept. 

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Our feature article is on the new Gwylo Restaurant in Mollymook.

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Gwylo Restaurant Mollymook

 

MUST READ: Gwylo is an ‘Asian Fusion’ style restaurant with an ever changing menu of ‘punchy Asian street food flavours’. Click on the link Gwylo Restaurant

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GOLD, Cupitt’s Estate

 

Cupitt’s wins GOLD. Read all about Cupitt’s extraordinary success: Click on the link to Cupitt’s Winery

Libby, Tom, Rosie, Griff and Wally Cupitt run a family-owned winery that has achieved wonderful recognition among locals and visitors, not only as a winery but also an award winning restaurant and more recently, extending its business, to include its own micro-brewery and onsite fromagerie. These offerings add to the business’s established reputation for serving top-notch cuisine from its vantage point overlooking Stony Creek and Burrill Lake.

Talking about excellent restaurants in the Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area, check each one out by clicking on this link: Restaurants, Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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Asian Restaurants

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Asian Restaurants

 

The Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area have some very good Asian Restaurants. Click on this link to discover each: Mollymook Milton Ulladulla, Asian Restaurants

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During the pandemic many are choosing to eat, quality restaurant food in the tranquillity, peace and beauty at home.

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Restaurant food for Eating at home

 

Check out the amazing food items/menu for purchase and eating at home. Link, Eating at Home

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Bush Walking and Local Bird Life

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National parks, some open

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Bird life, Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

 

Some area of the National Parks are now open viz. Mt Bushwalker and Florance Head Bush Walk whilst Pigeon House is still closed till about December 2020.

Click on our link to the beautiful Florance Head walk.

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Scuba diving

 

We have new operators for Scuba diving in our area. (Details above)

Link for info on Deep Sea Fishing Charters 

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Mollymook Beach

 

LAUNCH OF COVID-SAFE SUMMER PLAN

A new plan announced this week will ensure NSW residents can get out and about this summer in a COVID-safe way, while keeping the economy moving. Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes, and NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant outlined the NSW Government’s new COVID-Safe Summer Plan on Monday.

The Plan supports local businesses by encouraging more outdoor dining in the lead up to the Christmas-New Year period and throughout the summer months. It also provides clear instructions to help keep COVID under control as residents enjoy the warmer months encouraging beachgoers to ‘Keep a beach towel length between you’ and anyone not from the same household.

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Ken B., Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News and Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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Gwylo Restaurant Mollymook

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Matt Upson’s new venture: Gwylo Restaurant Mollymook

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Chef extraordinaire, Matt Upson opens his latest venture: Gwylo Restaurant, Mollymook

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The name ‘Gwylo’ was Matt’s nickname working as a chef in Asia which he remembers as an ‘epic experience’. Matt has a super impressive background, having originally worked in South Australia for Cheong Liew, Simon Bryant and thereafter stints at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island and Capella,at Lord Howe Island.

In 2010, after having travelled extensively through Asia, he and his partner moved to the south coast and open Tallwood in 2013. Tallwood was an outstanding success ranking among the best in the local area. Now 2020, Matt steps out to showcase his latest venture, the highly anticipated Gwylo Restaurant.

Gwylo is an ‘Asian Fusion’ style restaurant with an ever changing menu of ‘punchy Asian street food flavours’.

According to ‘Wikipedia’ “fusion food has become very popular as it offers culinary adventures based on unique and distinctive tastes, to the mainstream culinary culture. Food Fusion is a form of cooking that combines contrasting culinary traditions or techniques into a single dish. In Australia, due to the increasing influx of migrants, fusion cuisine is being reinvented and is becoming increasingly the norm at numerous cafes and restaurants, with Modern Australian Asian-fusion restaurants like Tetsuya’s in Sydney ranking highly in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.”

phone: (02) 4455 2443      map & address: 85 Tallwood Avenue, Mollymook.      facebook: Gwylo     website: Gwylo.com.au

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Mollymook Swimmers news update Sept 13, 20

Tilpa Hotel

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Clare, Bob and Gareth at Tilpa Pub

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The Tilpa Hotel on the Darling River

 

Clare, Bob and Gareth spent a couple of days at the crowded country village of Tilpa on the Darling River, especially spending time at the Tilpa Hotel. (Bob and Gareth were among the original Mollymook early morning swimmers and played a huge roll in getting our original ocean swim up and running back in 2003)

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Step back in time: Visit Historic Grenfell

 

Enjoyed a wonderful experience, visiting the historic town of Grenfell.

 

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Grenfell Caravan Park: Bob awakes, after sleeping the night in his tent. (The temperature was below zero on this occasion).

 

Grenfell’s history is so evident as you stroll down the main street and visit some of its old buildings and spend time talking to local character’s, some who have spent a lifetime living in Grenfell. The town came into being as a result of gold being found back in 1866. A highlight was to visit O’Briens Hill and take a walk through the old gold diggings and shaft where so much gold was found and view the remnant mining machinery.

We camped at the local Grenfell caravan park which we found to be very clean and conveniently located within walking distance into town and to numerous points of interest viz. the magnificent aquatic centre, Company Dam, the Silos, Historic Railway station, the Chrysler Car Museum, Visitor Information centre and so much more. Found Clare at the Visitors centre to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

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Mollymook swimmer, Lena back in Germany

 

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Lena, safe and sound back in her home town

 

Lena writes from Germany to give an update for her friends, the local Mollymook Ocean swimmers.

“It has been a busy past few weeks. I passed my other exam and in the end it all worked out well. I am working, trying to write all my essays and get a lecturer to help me with my bachelor thesis. 

I thought the situation here would be worse, but apart from having to wear a mask inside, having barely any bars open and just a few social get together’s with not many people and usually outdoors, it isn’t too bad. My only concern is that we are heading straight into winter and most of the things we are doing so far can’t work then. But I guess time will bring the answer. 

Hope you are all doing well! Attached photos of my home town and my weekend off work where we have been in the Netherlands at the coast, with what we call “waves” from a really strong wind”.

Miss you all, love Lena.

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Birthday – Surfing – Travel – Inspiration

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Birthday Lady – Liz

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Amazing cakes

 

Liz’s birthday morning tea plus some snippets from this week in the lives of the Mollymook Ocean Swimmers and their friends.

 

Request from Ken: Throughout the lock down period, many shared their fun stories and experiences which were so well received. Should you have any sources of inspiring stories to share, please on forward them to me and I’ll attach them to our swimmers e-news letters.

 

Today’s attachment is an amazing inspirational You Tube video clip sent in to share, courtesy of Heather Stewart.

A MUST WATCH! Its titled – Yes I Can Paralympian

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Jack’s Garden at the Royal Hotel Grenfell

 

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Royal Hotel Grenfell

 

Jack’s Garden is a ‘MUST SEE” when visiting the historic Grenfell area.

Highly recommended, sitting outside at the rear of the Royal Hotel in Jack’s Garden and enjoying a beer and/or meal.

Jack has incorporated a lot of Grenfell’s wonderful history into his back yard garden setting at the Royal Hotel.

You may even be able to play with his pet ‘Blue Tongue’ lizard.   (Click on pics to enlarge)

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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers e-news Aug 22-2020

 

Mollymook Beach, Picture Perfect – August 2020

 

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Mollymook Beach Thursday Morning – Perfect for swimming – Flat as!

 

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Thursday am: Ian a master of concentration

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Thursday am: Well it was ‘Flat as’

 

Beautiful swimming conditions at Mollymook beach, ‘Flat as’ then Ian pondered “Where did this wave come from”? That was Thursday, then on Friday there were swarms of Little Corella’s also known as ‘Blue eyed – White Cockatoo’s’ followed by another picture perfect day on Saturday the swimmers shared with a ‘Southern Right’ whale and some paddlers. (Click on pics to enlarge)

Plus a MUST watch video link at bottom of this post.

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‘At Sea’ Fresh Seafood at Ulladulla Harbour

 

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‘At Sea’, Ulladulla Harbour for fresh local Seafood

 

‘At Sea’ is a small retail outlet at Ulladulla Harbour that provides fresh local seafood for the many holiday makers here in the Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area.

Details for ‘At Sea’

‘At Sea’ details and opening hours are listed on their Facebook page, follow the link: At Sea   

Address: Ulladulla Harbour.        Phone: 0429 403 893 

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Details for ‘The Fish Shop’ at Burrill Lake

‘The Fish Shop’ details and opening hours are listed on their Facebook page, follow the link: The Fish Shop   

Address: 107 Princes Hwy, Burrill Lake   Phone: (02) 4455 1906 

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Details for ‘Lucky’s Fish Shop’

‘Lucky’s Seafood’ details,    Facebook Link: Lucky’s Seafood   

Address: 2/39 Deering St, Ulladulla     Phone: (02) 4455 6300

 

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TANOSHI Japanese Restaurant – Ulladulla

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TANOSHI Japanese Restaurant – Ulladulla

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TANOSHI B.Y.O. Japanese Restaurant – Ulladulla

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Tanoshi Restaurant: Location – Directions – Contact details

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A MUST VISIT. Since opening in late 2017 this Japanese restaurant has enjoyed incredible patronage. By ‘word of mouth’ locals have come out of the ‘wood work’ so to speak to enjoy a wonderful dining experience operated by a very professional team of Japanese chefs supported by knowledgeable staff. Play it safe and make a booking rather than take your chance to just show up. It is a very popular restaurant, just ask the locals. PLUS its BYO!

Tanoshi Facebook reviews include:           (Link to their Facebook page TANOSHI)

  • Absolutely beautiful food! I have been to heaps of Japanese Restaurants and this is one of the best I have tried. Michelle
  • Best sushi experience I’ve had, the spider roll soft shelled crab was the best way I have ever eaten soft shelled crab in my life a must go to, I’ll b back. Dan
  • Delicious food every visit so far. Reasonably priced and staff are fantastic. The one downside, if you can call it a downside, is that it is so busy, but having said that it deserves to be. A great addition to Ulladulla. Julia

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