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Steve shares COVID-19 Isolation experience


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Memories: Steve competing in one of the past 2 km Mollymook Ocean Swim Classics 

Steve finds time to practice playing the ukulele

Hello to all the Mollymook swimmers. I’ve really missed your company during and after the beautiful morning swims. My only regret is that I should have started swimming with you guys earlier instead of just doing my own swims at the beach, sea pool or Leisure Centre. My wife Liz and I live at Illawong in the Shire overlooking a bush valley. At the bottom of the valley is Still Creek which leads into the Woronora River. Four weeks ago I was carrying out bush fire reduction clearing near the top of our valley. Unfortunately I slipped and tumbled over with my ribs landing heavily on a rock. X-rays didn’t reveal any fractures however I damaged the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Recovery has been slow but I can now do odd jobs but no heavy work or swimming. It could have been a lot worse so  I have to be grateful I didn’t land on my spine or head ( that’s debatable). Yes there is a lesson here for us older seemingly invincible types.

My swimming friends up here have still been swimming around Shark Island at Cronulla several times a week and I look forward to joining them hopefully soon.

One positive is I’ve had more time to practice playing the ukulele and I may have even progressed from a mediocre to an ordinary level. There are several uke meet up groups here in the shire however they have all shut down so I have been investigating YouTube for play alongs. For those of you who enjoy playing or listening  I recommend the “Austin Ukulele Society”. They have 87 videos of which I have been working on Sweet Caroline, Losing My Religion and Three Little Birds. They are well worth a watch to lift your mood and to watch people having a lot f fun.

Looking forward to meeting up as soon as we can make our way down to Mollymook. Fond regards, Steve Montague.



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A link to Steve’s Ukulele song: Sweet Caroline 












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