VIDEO/PHOTOS: Sunrise breakfast weather comes to Narooma

NUMNUTZ INTERVIEW: Sunrise weather presenter and reporter Edwina Bartholomew gets ready to interview the Narooma Numnutz winter swimming club.
NUMNUTZ INTERVIEW: Sunrise weather presenter and reporter Edwina Bartholomew gets ready to interview the Narooma Numnutz winter swimming club.
NUMNUTZ AND EDDIE: With Eddie are the Narooma Numnutz including Ken Shepherd, Graham Spicer, Stan Gorton, Trevor Bennett, Glenn Bywater and the twins, Chris Black, Ray Hirst, Johnny Rozs, Scott Cavanagh, Paul O’Brien, Jason Hextell, Brent Lockton, Steve Dobson and Dawn Henderson.

NUMNUTZ AND EDDIE: With Eddie are the Narooma Numnutz including Ken Shepherd, Graham Spicer, Stan Gorton, Trevor Bennett, Glenn Bywater and the twins, Chris Black, Ray Hirst, Johnny Rozs, Scott Cavanagh, Paul O’Brien, Jason Hextell, Brent Lockton, Steve Dobson and Dawn Henderson.

HARD WORK; Edwina "Eddie" Bartholomew served the ice-creams herself, promising everyone would get one!

HARD WORK; Edwina "Eddie" Bartholomew served the ice-creams herself, promising everyone would get one!

DRAGONS AND EDDIE: The Narooma Blue Water Dragon Boaters looking good in the uniforms with Eddie are Libby Shortridge, Judy McLachlan, Judy Whiting, Leck Swadling and Gilly Kearney.

DRAGONS AND EDDIE: The Narooma Blue Water Dragon Boaters looking good in the uniforms with Eddie are Libby Shortridge, Judy McLachlan, Judy Whiting, Leck Swadling and Gilly Kearney.

LOCAL KIDS: Local Narooma kids Piper and Noah Smith with Sylvia Gauslaa, who had her own sign promoting the upcoming 125th anniversary reunion of the Narooma Public School.

LOCAL KIDS: Local Narooma kids Piper and Noah Smith with Sylvia Gauslaa, who had her own sign promoting the upcoming 125th anniversary reunion of the Narooma Public School.

BIG4 CREW: The hosts with most are the Big4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park crew of Andrew and Lyn Field and Jayne and Steve McKinlay.

BIG4 CREW: The hosts with most are the Big4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park crew of Andrew and Lyn Field and Jayne and Steve McKinlay.

OUTDOOR SIGN: Taking the opportunity for a bit of promotion with their own sign were Geoff and Sue-Anne Newton and Tully from South Coast Outdoor Products.

OUTDOOR SIGN: Taking the opportunity for a bit of promotion with their own sign were Geoff and Sue-Anne Newton and Tully from South Coast Outdoor Products.

HELLO SUNRISE: Narooma local Rowan Hawkey and his daughter Alexis, 4, with their sign saying hello to all their relatives around Australia and Numnut Brent Lockton.

HELLO SUNRISE: Narooma local Rowan Hawkey and his daughter Alexis, 4, with their sign saying hello to all their relatives around Australia and Numnut Brent Lockton.

ALL THE DRAGONS: The Narooma Blue Water Dragons at Sunrise were Clinton, Declan and Cameron Filtness, Don and Libby Shortridge, Lloyd and Judy McLachlan, Judy Whiting, Leck Swadling and Gilly Kearney.

ALL THE DRAGONS: The Narooma Blue Water Dragons at Sunrise were Clinton, Declan and Cameron Filtness, Don and Libby Shortridge, Lloyd and Judy McLachlan, Judy Whiting, Leck Swadling and Gilly Kearney.

VISITING KIDS: Kelsey Smith from Lilli Pilli, Brooke and Kiera Hitchcock from Nowra with Ben Wiggan, Olivia and Lauren Smits and Amy Wiggan from Canberra and Batemans Bay and their signs.

VISITING KIDS: Kelsey Smith from Lilli Pilli, Brooke and Kiera Hitchcock from Nowra with Ben Wiggan, Olivia and Lauren Smits and Amy Wiggan from Canberra and Batemans Bay and their signs.

SUNRISE FANS: Wollongong kids Emma Oysten and Blake Hammond from Wollongong were staying in the park and have been coming to Narooma for the last seven years.

SUNRISE FANS: Wollongong kids Emma Oysten and Blake Hammond from Wollongong were staying in the park and have been coming to Narooma for the last seven years.

 SUNRISE SUNRISE: The sun rises over Narooma as the Sunrise crew do the weather live from the Big4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park.

SUNRISE SUNRISE: The sun rises over Narooma as the Sunrise crew do the weather live from the Big4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park.

GROUP OUT: The crowd heads out on the sand flats of Wagonga Inlet to do another live cross to the studio.

GROUP OUT: The crowd heads out on the sand flats of Wagonga Inlet to do another live cross to the studio.

ICE CREAM CALL: After walking out on the sand flats, Eddie calls the crowd back to get their shoes and an ice-cream.

ICE CREAM CALL: After walking out on the sand flats, Eddie calls the crowd back to get their shoes and an ice-cream.

ICE CREAM CALL: After walking out on the sand flats, Eddie calls the crowd back to get their shoes and an ice-cream.

ICE CREAM CALL: After walking out on the sand flats, Eddie calls the crowd back to get their shoes and an ice-cream.

LOTS OF SIGNS: There were lots of signs sending out messages to relatives around Australia.

LOTS OF SIGNS: There were lots of signs sending out messages to relatives around Australia.

NUMNUTZ WELCOME: Numnutz record keeper Ray Hirst left his own sign for the Sunrise crew.

NUMNUTZ WELCOME: Numnutz record keeper Ray Hirst left his own sign for the Sunrise crew.

A BIG crowd came out to watch Sunrise breakfast television presenter Edwina “Eddie” Bartholomew do the weather live from the Narooma inlet foreshore at dawn on Thursday morning.

A long line of kids and adults, many with signs, quickly formed at the Sunrise ice-cream truck, which was parked right on the foreshore at the Big4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park.

The Narooma Numnutz winter swimming club were first up to be interviewed by Eddie and swimmer Scotty Cavanagh drew the short straw to do the talking.

She and Scotty went over the club’s results at the Winter Swimming Association of Australia annual championships, mostly coming last except this year at Perth, and also asking about other clubs with funny names, including the Bermagui Blue Balls.

The Numnutz were just disappointed they weren’t asked to get out in the water in their Speedos.

Eddie crossed several times live to Sunrise host Kochie and the crew in the studio, at one point gathering everyone out on the sand flats and then having them all rush back to collect their shoes.

The Narooma Blue Water Dragons also took an opportunity to get a photo with Edwina in their dragon boating uniforms.

It’s been a long road for Eddie and her crew who have been on the road with the ice-cream truck since the start of the school holidays.

The last live cross from NSW will be from Merimbula tomorrow, Friday, and then it was onto Victoria and Lakes Entrance, Inverloch, Geelong and Sorrento to finish up.

“We weren’t going to come to Narooma but there was a great response on Facebook and then of course there were the Numnutz,” Eddie said.

“It’s lovely here and we’d love to come back and spend some more time here.”

Destination NSW had helped with the trip but she said she and the crew chose the locations  based on the best backdrop and the Narooma caravan park was ideal, with a captive audience of guests were keen to be on TV.

This was not her first visit to the area as Sunrise did the weather from Montague Island back in July last year and Eddie had a great time exploring the island.

It was then she first heard about the Numnutz and was reminded of the club after meeting the Harbord Frigid Frogs winter swimmers on this latest trip.

Eddie herself prepared and served the soft serve ice-creams, which by all accounts were very tasty, and she promised the crowd that no-one would miss out.

She did ask for a gold coin donation and reckoned she had served more than 4000 ice-creams, raising more than $7000 for three charities: Tour de Cure that fellow host Mark “Berets” Beretta does each year, Buy a Bale for farmer relief and Wandering Warriors SAS soldiers.

After the show, it was time to pack and get back on the road, although she joked the truck could only do 80km/h, so it was a slow trip with plenty of time to take in the scenery.