Author Archives: bourkeyy

Back in Oz

Surfmuppet needs a good crack on the head with a stout piece of timber as he has not updated the blog for a good three weeks. For any of you wondering did he make it across Galway Bay in one … Continue reading

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Galway Bay Encore

Here we go again! Back in the city of the Tribesmen on the banks of the Corrib for the annual Frances Thornton Galway Bay Swim, to be held this coming Saturday. Still suffering from jetlag after the long haul from … Continue reading

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Cae and Ben the Channel Men

Famous day today with two of the squad swimming the English Channel. Cae Tolman left Dover at 0200hrs and Ben Hutt at 0300hrs, GMT. Start in the middle of the night, end in daylight on a French beach somewhere near … Continue reading

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Mutant Dog Paddle

Definitely the coldest morning of the winter so far. “Surfmuffin!”- a call from the cold wasteland on the edge of darkness as Marty materializes from the pool deck and jumps into the frigidly lukewarm water of Victoria Park pool, 0605hrs. … Continue reading

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Port Macquarie Stone the Crows

Back again after a long absence. Surfmuppet spent the weekend up the coast at Port Macquarie visiting the mother-in-law in the company of the wife. Drama on Friday night when the mother-in-law took a bit of a turn and the … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Swimming Bludger Part 1

The southern Autumn is well progressed and the fall of the leaves and drop in temperature has seen the muppet take on the aspect of a bear starting the long sleep of hibernation earlier than most. He’s been a rare … Continue reading

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Terrigal Easter Saturday 2014

Originally posted on GregInTheWater:
Nasty shore dump along the beach ? Easter weekend in Sydney, and finally after 30 days of rain and showers over the previous 45 days, the forecast was for fine and sunny weather for the extra…

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Gallic Gaff

Noon Saturday at the Coco Cubano Cafe Crows Nest Surfmuppet doing a writing exercise from the Faber Academy course, all day session, break. Outside, lunchtime crowd saunter about all sunglasses, sundresses, t-shirts, jeans, shorts, thongs and talk while others stuff … Continue reading

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Wicked Wednesday

Surfmuppet gets to training this morning. Loading everything into the car by 515am to get to the pool by 6am, he places his morning brew on the centre console between the front seats while hitting the button to start the … Continue reading

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Autumn Spreads Her Wings

Walking down to the pool this morning at 555am, the darkness over Wooloomooloo Bay, tide is out and on the other side of the water against an eastern night sky with a hint of a dawn ray, the silhouettes of … Continue reading

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