Kim writes from her lock-down area in Coogee: “I’m loving the updates and hearing what everyone is up to! Good to see you guys had some big surf lately. We did too! It was swell … hehe.
Big love to everyone at Mollymook! Who would have thought it would be so long between swims for me down there!
I’m ‘making do’ with some some beautiful morning swims at Maroubra and Coogee, which are thankfully within my 5km radius!
I know the Mollymook wonder women will understand my joy when I tell you, I finally had my magical dolphin experience… I swam with a pod of around 40 dolphins beside and below me for more than 100 metres and had tears of happiness when it was over!
I also managed to make it through the whole of winter without a wetsuit – but I’m not sure it would have been possible if I’d thrown in some Mollymook swims 🙂
I hope everyone is staying well and I can’t wait to swim with you all again.
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Mollymook Ocean Swimmers Feedback
John H. 54th birthday today. Tracy made this amazing strawberry flavoured cake to share with the swimmers this morning.
Saturday like Friday, ocean swimming conditions were terrible after having a strong nor easterly wind blow all night. Just Sean and me were the only one’s who swam to ‘Flat Rock’. It was tough going, I noticed Sean swimming with me rather than way out in front. I ask why? Were you keeping an eye on me? He said yes. (Sean is about 20 years younger than me. As Tim commented later, that’s what it is all about, looking out for one another. I was very touched.)
Darryl wrote: In relation to the two attachments with yesterday’s post: “Very funny, nice poetry”
Dominic wrote: In relation to the post on ‘The Happiest Man on the Earth’. “Thanks – great stuff! Best wishes, Dominic”
Thanks Ken for the towel dance reminder, I had forgotten all about that. Geoff and I had a great laugh 😊
Also for the book recommendation ‘The Happiest man on Earth’ . As a retired Librarian , Kath advises: “If anyone is interested there are several copies of the book at Shoalhaven Libraries in different formats. Normal book versions, audio book, large print and ebook.
I appreciate the work and time your newsletter must take, so thanks”.
Jo W. rang to say she finished reading the book, “Absolutely fantastic”.
Lovely to see you and a few others the other day, as I get back into my morning swim routine.
Loving the comical updates.
I wonder if anyone else saw the Echidna waddling along near the new showers last week?
I saw this little fellow waddling his way down to the surf last week.
Turns out, echidnas are capable swimmers and seek out water to cool off, groom and bathe.
Quoting Bush Heritage: “They’ve been seen crossing rivers and beaches with their snouts in the air like snorkels!”
I am thoroughly enjoying all the newsletters, it is a real highlight for me to read all the wonderful stories and see the pictures. It was great to see Gary in the surf, well done to him with that double knee operation and recovery happening quickly. Last time I saw him, he was at the Mollymook ocean swim on crutches.
I had exciting news on Thursday, winning the national teacher award for the 2021 wool4school competition. I also won it last year. It is great for the students at Dickson College as they submitted some wonderful designs, also my award comes with workshops and a new Bernina sewing machine for the College.
I have had my double dose of vaccine and look forward to visiting Mollymook and joining in the early morning swims, hopefully in the near future.
Kind regards and take care, Jill
Mollymook Ocean Swimmer Gary Jenner was the winner of the Men’s 60 + years category in the amazing time of 36 minutes & 35 seconds. Fellow Mollymook Ocean swimmer and ACT resident Jill Pettifer came in first in the ladies 60 + years category in another fantastic time for ocean swimming: 40 minutes & 48 seconds for the 2 Km.”
Ray forwarded this Instagram video link by ‘Perfect Creatures’. Click or double click on this link ‘Morning Exercises’
June mentioned another lovely article, it is a two page, 5 minute real life story in the Australian Newspaper ‘Magazine’ edition. Click on link: Perfect Strangers
Ken B., Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News, Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla and Mollymook Ocean Swimmers