Clean Up Australia Day – Mollymook Beach, Collers and the Cemetery
Education Program Manager, Australia wide for ‘Take 3 for the Sea’, Monica Mudge was at Mollymook this morning and expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the number of volunteers who turned up for today’s ‘Clean up Australia Day’ at Mollymook Beach.
The backbone of the Mollymook Beach clean up was and usually is the Mollymook Beach Ocean swim group and their spouses/partners. Today the swimmers commenced their morning swim early to ensure they were ready to start at 8.00 am. They were also joined by some members of the public as well as the ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ surf club nippers led by youngster Julie Armstrong.
With such a large turn out of volunteers, they were able to collect rubbish along the entire length of Mollymook Beach from the north end to the south end, around to Collers Beach, the Golf Club course and parking area, the cemetery and adjoining streets/gutters/path ways.
Rubbish included a bike riding helmet, old discarded building items and some old clothing. Volunteers mentioned that the worst offenders were those leaving their cigarette butts everywhere. Other volunteers mentioned how this year the cemetery was no where near as bad as past years with the amount of plastic flowers blown all over the cemetery. Being so close to the ocean this type of un-managed rubbish which finds its way onto our park lands, beaches and even into the ocean was less than past years and gratitude was expressed towards those that have taken this issue to heart.
Volunteers enjoyed coffee, muffins & freshly baked scones provided gratis by the Mollymook Golf Club at the conclusion of the ‘Clean Up’.
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Travelling Film Festival at the Ulladulla Acadia Twin Cinemas, March 8 – 10
Experience the best of world movies at your local cinema through the Travelling Film Festival! Screening at Arcadia Twin Cinemas on 8-10 March. Join us for the opening night film, HOTEL MUMBAI, by Australian director Anthony Maras and starring Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) and Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name).
For more info, visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2255771354746179/
Or visit the website: https://www.sff.org.au/tff/program/ulladulla
HOW TO BOOK:
Online: sff.org.au/ulladulla By Phone: 02 8220 6600 In Person: Arcadia Twin Cinemas, Boree St. Ulladulla NSW 2539. (02 4454 1224)
‘Take 3 for the Sea’ screening, Blue the film
Take 3 for the Sea, screening ‘Blue’ the film
Introduction by ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ guardian, Monica Mudge
Blue the feature documentary film screened at the Mollymook Surf Club on Friday evening. It charted the drastic decline in the health of our oceans. With more than half of all marine life lost in the last 40 years and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas, the film set out the challenges we now face and the opportunities for positive change. BUT if we don’t make the drastic changes necessary, it is predicted by 2050 that there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.
Blue the film showed how the oceans are broken, and what can be done to fix them. It featured passionate advocates for ocean preservation, it tackled themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution. It was filmed with stunning cinematography in the seas surrounding Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the US, looking at how the very nature of the ocean is being altered.
The challenge it presented us: The ocean has been the guardian of life on earth, and now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean.
North Mollymook Beach Hosts ‘One Wave’
Sunrise over Mollymook, greets ‘One Wave’ participants
Founders & organisers at the Mollymook ‘One Wave’ event
Grant and Sam, ‘OneWave’ founders travelled from Sydney for this special event which was organised by locals, Monica M., Jenny L. and Emma from the Milton Yoga Hub. It was the third local ‘OneWave’ event as the sun rose over North Mollymook Beach.
Grant and Sam shared their personal experiences in regard to mental health and mental health awareness with the key note described by Monica, “That we are not alone, we are all touched by it and there is bucket loads of love and support to be shared”. Moni also mentioned that “We don’t heal in isolation, but in community” and this is the aim of our third ‘One Wave’Event.
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)
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
Debrief the following morning at the beach.
- 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.
- 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.
Jimmy plays his ‘Dobro’ singing some country favourites
Mike plays his Ukulele & the audience sing along with festive season songs
2016 Pigeon House Mountain to the Sea, Mollymook – Marathon
Starters in the 2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon
Sponsors of the 2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon
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)
OneWave ‘Fluro SUNDAY’ – Sunrise yoga at North Mollymook Beach
One wave participants November 2016 at North Mollymook Beach
Thanks to Jenny Lunnon, ‘OneWave’ Fluro SUNDAY with sunrise YOGA took place at North Molly on Sunday morning with Emma Kennedy and Monica Mudge from Milton Yoga Hub which also included a quick Take 3 for the Sea. Jenny was the one who brought the ‘OneWave’ movement to our local community earlier this year. It is a non-profit surf community aimed at tackling the likes of depression, anxiety and bipolar with a simple recipe; get into the salt-water, go surfing, mateship and group get together’s.
East Coast low continues to abate & the surfing conditions improve
A mans best friend looking for its master
As the ‘East Coast Low’ abates along the NSW coastline the surfing conditions improved dramatically, although there were still some wipe-outs along the way. Nonetheless the seasoned surfers enjoyed some great surfing.
East Coast Low brings a Massive Surf
East Coast Low – Bawley Point on Monday June 6
Bawley Point on Monday June 6
A low pressure system moving south from Queensland and down the NSW coastline brought damaging winds, heavy rainfall and a dangerous surf to the NSW South Coast. Abnormally high tides contributed to the dangerous surf conditions.
East Coast Low brings Extreme Weather to Mollymook
East Coast Low hits Mollymook Beach
East Coast Low – dangerous surf conditions
A low pressure system moving south from Queensland and down the NSW coastline brings damaging winds, heavy rainfall and a dangerous surf to the South Coast Tourist mecca, Mollymook. Abnormally high tides are contributing to the dangerous surf conditions with Mollymook beach almost deserted and a few brave-hearts taking time out for coffee at the Beach Hut cafe.
The severe east coast low is predicted to be fiercest on the NSW South Coast on Sunday evening, with electrical ‘Black-outs’ already occurring mid afternoon.