Sydney Photo Friday – The Bold and The Beautiful + Me

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Ah, Manly Beach, you always make me feel so free.

I wasn’t able to get to Manly early enough to join The Bold and The Beautiful swimmers, but I did catch a photo as dozens of them came ashore at the end of their swim.

One day I will get there and join in.

Have you heard about these daily 7am sea swimmers?

Read all about The Bold and The Beautiful on their website here.

manly beach wide shot

But instead, I did go for a swim, with my snorkel and flippers on. All the way from the beach here at Manly, to Shelly Beach, and back.

Manly to Shelly Beach walkway

The water was freezing!! I stayed in too long and was deeply chilled when I got out.

Amazing sea life, so many fish, and a HUGE blue grouper.

I think I have been inspired by the visit to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

mask fins snorkell

Think I need to add a wetsuit to my snorkelling equipment!

Do you have a favourite snorkelling spot in Sydney?

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Posted on: September 7, 2012


  • Reply September 7, 2012

    Denyse Whelan

    My niece is a Saturday team member of the Bold & the Beautiful – she adores her time there & has made good friends. She’s done a few of the ocean swims. In summer she’s a Tuesday night lady at Sth Curly & races on Sat Arvos too. She grew up at Killarney Hts (my bro’s eldest DD) & is now a mature age student becoming a primary teacher & living the single life in a unit in Manly Vale. Small world again, Ms Seana!!

    • Reply September 8, 2012


      How lovely for her. One day I WILL get there at 7am, maybe a weekend when hubby is home. But boy that water is chilly. Definitely a small world, good thing.

  • Reply September 8, 2012


    Flippers? I assume you are talking about your very nice yellow fins. Where has the Seana of OUUEG-days gone?

    • Reply September 8, 2012


      Errrr… yes, fins, of course!! Have got totally rusty. Need some shoe fins as the yellows ones are so big and heavy. They are my originals from uni I am pretty sure. When did you last dive? My last proper underwater adventure was off the coast of Karachi in 1997, I hate to say. Lovely wreck called the ‘Himalaya.’

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