Wonders upon wonders the idiots were thinking when Dave AND Stephen made an appearance this morning. No fear that I wouldn’t be there when a wine tasting was in the off (more on that later).
Stephen was looking good and it was great to see him brave the conditions in a short sleeve steamer. We almost had a full complement with Chris, Bevan, Dave, and Judy swelling the ranks to six.
The Post was the target and the Jimble count commenced at the cones – 7 spotted with one dangerous close encounter. Fortunately for the inshore idiots, no sightings or stings reported.
At the Post, Stephen recounted a very funny story then it was off to Belle passing on the port side, and across to the island. No Jimbles sighted along the way.
We finished with a swim down the coast and a Dugong to the Steps. As we were relaxing in the shallows, Chris and Bevan spied a brown lump in the water that was later identified by Dave the Diver as a Sea Hare. Fascinating creature. By the way, Diver Dave recommends Pawpaw Cream/Gel as a Jimble sting remedy.
Other idiots ‘braving’ the conditions today were:
Linda, Rod, Janice, Paul & Anne, Catherine, Robyn, Gayle, Mike, Bob, Ruth, Rosemary & Vic, Pam, Ian, Paul, Robert, Ken, Diver Dave, and Fran and others whose names allude me at present.
Post swim festivities included coffee at La Repubblica and the much anticipated wine-tasting of Bob’s Boree Lane Wines 2015 Chardonnay that recently won a Gold Medal at the Orange Wine Show, and his 2015 Sauvignon Blanc that won Silver. Very nice indeed and well done Bob!
Water temp today was 19.25C. Thanks Ken 🙂