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12-Apr-2015 Coogee Ocean Swim

Sunday 12 April 2015 Leave a comment

coogee1 It seems to be a tradition of mine to do the ocean swims at Coogee beach, around Wedding Cake Island (2.4km) – they have the “Cold” water swim in November (approx 17C water temp) and the warm water in April (approx 23C). Although today’s temp was only around 20-21C.

I drove to Coogee, it takes about an hour. Luckily these swims start at 1000am or 1030am so there is plenty of time. I even know that parking is really bad so park miles away and walk for 15-20mins. It’s good to just hang out. I saw my old mate Paul Every and we spent a fair bit of time catching up as it’s probably a year since I saw him last. It’s almost 25 years since we first met. The swim was good and I really powered home in the last half – maybe all the gym work paying off ?

I came in  341st position which was weird as I also number 341. I finished 56% of the way down the field in 51min 11secs which is on the better side of normal for me. Afterwards I had a look round the shops and had a coffee. It’s a bad photo with “goggle eyes“.

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16-Apr-2014 Coffee shop

Wednesday 16 April 2014 Leave a comment

Usually at work I just have a coffee made on our inhouse Nespresso machine. I usually have 2 day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. During the week I mainly don’t have coffee at home (too early or too late) just at the weekends.

However I am getting less and less satisfied with Nespresso. I can only drink the black one, strength 10/10 as the others taste like they are watered down or just plain insipid. However paying $3.50 for a double expresso from a cafe is a bit much however we are lucky that the Mecca is just around the corner and there it is worth the price!!

I have found myself buying a soy picholo latte when out and about,  maybe once per day. My current coffe shop of choice is weird as it doesn’t have a name! But everyone knows it as the hole in the wall by the Louis Vuitton shop. I usually drink it walking back to the office, you can’t keep them long once they have been poured and as it’s small, 3 swigs and it’s gone.

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