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Last Saturday when I woke up and the coastline demonstrated all 27 weather patterns, I felt sick and a sense of personal responsibility for the participants of the amazing events that were on! One thing we now know is that dedicated and committed athletes actually embrace anything the universe throws at them and simply add it into the overall mix of the challenge.

In total there were 1,100 runners in the … Continue Reading »

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This weekend the entire coastline is filled with inspirational people, you can feel the energy of the endorphins washing over the great ocean road like a glowing purple aura of goodness.

To the amazing participants of the rapid ascent 100KM surf coast century run, we applaud you and thank you for what you are undertaking. We love meeting all our guests that come in to pick up their keys, one of … Continue Reading »

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This week there has been more controversy over honey than the recent change of the Australian Prime Minister! And I’m not talking about the honey badger from the bachelor, although I can’t get enough of that trash TV either.

There has been a frenzy over ‘real honey’ as apparently there’s a theory over man made manufactured stuff that is posing as bee generated goodness. So everyone on the coast is wanting … Continue Reading »

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Quite apt that we have been experiencing some of the coldest mornings for years this week as today is the last day of winter! Hallelujah!!!! There’s a sprinkling of blossom appearing on the tress which is always a positive sign a change of season is upon us. This change very much effects the real estate market as many property owners hold off on listing their houses until spring, mainly because … Continue Reading »

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They say three days prior to a full moon and three days after can have the same powerful vibrations as the actual full moon day, which is coming up on Sunday 26th August. Big changes always take place around this time and sometimes people can make dramatic decisions about their future! It’s traditionally a great time to let go of the past and focus on new beginnings. This upcoming full … Continue Reading »

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A lot of businesses along the coast either reduce their hours or close for a period of time over the winter, thank goodness this week and the upcoming weeks, this starts to change! I had 8 of my friends come and stay last weekend for a ‘sisterhood birthday’ celebration, we opened the wine early Friday night and decided pizza was the way to go….. oops they were closed, so cheese … Continue Reading »

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If you ask anyone, the biggest fear of going into the ocean, is the chance you might run into a shark! Can you imagine seeing one twice the size of a Great White (9m long)!!!! Two years ago local teacher and citizen scientist Philip Mullaly uncovered a set of 7cm teeth from the massive Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark, the first fossil, evidence of its kind found in Australia and one … Continue Reading »

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Living on the coast, we tend to be very aware about looking after the ocean and the whole plastic issue going on in the world. Some of the images we are seeing of waste ending up in waterways, then ultimately going into the sea, destroying marine life is nothing short of horrifying. The local community have been supporting ‘plastic free’ for so long and anyone that visits many towns along … Continue Reading »

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Watch out its cray cray time! Another restless night with that bright full moon beaming through our windows! There are some breathtaking photos of the coastline along the great ocean road capturing full moons and I have no doubt there will be plenty of admirers out at 4.30am to view the eclipse that take place until 7.30am tomorrow morning.  The Full moon sitting behind iconic landmarks like the Aireys Inlet … Continue Reading »

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Welcome home!

For anyone who has recently been enjoying the school holidays, this week has been an adjustment back into routine and chilly days. It’s the one time of the year that generally families/ anyone flees to warmth or complete opposite, the snow! For us on the coast, July is a month to strategically plan out the upcoming spring and summer, so whilst it appears very quiet, I particularly enjoy the … Continue Reading »