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ISO DAZE by Dr Sues – Memories

 

ISO DAZE by Dr Sues

 

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Memories: Dr Sues in times gone by sharing her birthday at the Beach Hut cafe. Wine, cake and plenty of banter.

First came shock, then came horror

No coffees, no chats, no meeting tomorro?

Our swimming family was to be temporarily disbanded

COVID-19 left us numb and stranded.

 

But, our strength and commitment to our swims and our mates

Has seen us evolve and adapt to our fates.

We’ve managed to pair up into twos or, ahem, threes

And continue our swimming in these beautiful seas.

Yes, we’ve managed to keep our spirits strong,

Swimming in twos instead of a throng.

 

Big Gary, Lloyd and new dad Ed

Well, they can’t wait to jump out of bed.

They race to the beach, and swim so fast

The rest of us can’t ever get past.

 

Helen and Neil have fled to the coast

Escaping from Canberra – well, the politicians most.

Isabel joins them for a sneaky three

And if anyone tells, she simply dives under the sea!

 

Young Johnny Louth, with Raymond in tow

Well, they are taking their mornings slow.

They wander down about eight or so

Then swim to the tree, or, just to and fro.

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Memories: The time when there was no social distancing

 

Greg and Kate, with Pete and Jan

Well, they just do whatever they can.

Around to Collers, or up to the reef

Anything really, to combat the grief.

 

Wendy, dear Wendy, who we’ve not seen

She’s staying in Conjola, or so it would seem.

Doing laps of the Lake with Craig by her side

A husband and wife team, our northernmost pride.

 

Then there’s Ken and his motley crew

Don, Grant and John, to name a few.

Also the girls – Mandy, Jacqui and Lou.

They’re into the water just after sunrise

Then home quick smart, ‘cause they’re ever so wise!

 

Whatever happened to Sue and Chris?

Now there’s a couple you’re sure to miss!

Narrawallee’s become their favourite haunt

For a swim and a walk and a bit of a jaunt.

 

Garry and Graeme – a formidable duo

Power to the reef like there’s no tomorrow.

Their watches are set, no time to linger

They’re afraid of Jan, who’ll waggle her finger!

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Memories: Going to the pub to listern to Mike & Ray was OK

 

Tim and Big John hit the water together

Suited up and ready in all kinds of weather.

After their swim they ride their beaut bikes

Around to get coffee and plan some more hikes.

 

Lena, young Lena, so far from home

Stuck in Australia, and unable to roam.

She rides and she swims and she paddles so far

A legend she is, a true super star!

 

Kellie, Darryl, and Ian out the back on their boards

Catching some waves, and avoiding the hordes.

While Sean’s out racing around on his bikes

Or pounding through the surf, as much as he likes.

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Memories: Celebrating a milestone in ones life with friends was OK

 

And what of Ross, I hear you say?

Well, he swims at North Molly, come what may.

Happily camped up with Jo in Milton

Enjoying their fire and wine and stilton.

 

Ben and his family, moved Canberra way

Counting the cost – do we go or do we stay?

Home schooling, by the beach or by Lake Burley?

Wise choice Ben, don’t want the boys surly!

 

Then Losal, poor Losal, homeless after the fires

now getting around on some really flash tyres.

 

Liz, Kath and Kaye, and the angelic Heather

One day soon we’ll all be together.

We’re all doing something to keep ourselves fit

And from going stir crazy, or totally bats**t!

 

And as for our walkers, lest we forget

Jacqui and Jo and dear Suzette!

They’re sorely missed at Molly Beach

This COVID-19 has such a reach…

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Memories: Travelling to swim meets was all the go

To our out of town friends, well we miss you guys

Cause you’re staying at home, and that’s probably wise.

Leonie and Ian, and Steve from The Shire,

Mike, Dave and Elise, plus Pete from up higher,

When this is all over, and this pandemic has passed

Come back to the coast and we’ll all have a blast!

 

Coronavirus, o, Coronavirus

You’ve surely been sent to try us.

But I think you’ll find you won’t pulverise us!

We’re Ocean Swimmers, caring and kind

Looking out for each other, I think you’ll find.

 

This too shall pass and we’ll be together one day

Sharing hugs and laughter and coffee – yay!

So that’s it folks, there’s just one thing left to say…

I love you all from the bottom of my heart

You’re my precious swim family, ‘cause that’s what thou art!!

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In memory of the way it use to be when football matches were watched by crowds of fans. Here is a live ‘You Tube’ clip of a past Football Grand Final with Judith Durham and the Seekers singing ‘I Am Australian’ , Georgy Girl, Waltzing Matilda and the Australian National Anthem!

Just click on the linkJudith Durham and the Seekers  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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