[OSS Oxon] Weekend early morning Thames swim - Clifton Hampden, 21 August

Andrew Sansum andrewsansum at pobox.com
Mon Aug 16 22:09:09 BST 2010

All being well I'm planning on coming to this as a first trip out with 
OSS Oxon.  I live in Wantage if anyone else is in the area and wants to 
lift share.
One question - typically when I swim I arrive back at where I've left my 
kit. Is it reasonable to expect someone will be prepared to carry a pair 
of sandals
down to the finish and if not how else to avoid hopping barefoot back to 
the start.

Sorry if this seems rather naive!


On 10/08/2010 20:25, NEIL RICHARDSON wrote:
> I and a few others are planning to swim at Clifton Hampden on the 
> morning of Saturday 21st August. Meet in the car park opposite the 
> Barley Mow pub (south of the bridge on the road towards Long 
> Wittenham) between 0800 and 0815 hrs. See map:
> http://www.multimap.com/s/lgXrfut1
>  We can decide on the exact plan on the day. We could swim up towards 
> Clifton Lock and back, or (pleasanter) down-river as far as people 
> want and either swim or walk back, depending on time, current, weather 
> and energy. There is a good range of potential getting-out points 
> downstream. Unless someone wants to swim down river to Days Lock at 
> Little Wittenham (I don't think I will, it's over 2.5 miles I think!), 
>  it isn't possible to leave cars at both ends.
> Non-swimming partners and friends who fancy a morning stroll along the 
> river bank watching us swim will be more than welcome, especially if 
> they are willing to carry a few items of kit to swimmers' getting-out 
> points.
> Usual terms and conditions apply. As always, you swim on your own 
> responsibility
> Look forward to seeing you there.
> Regards
> Neil Richardson
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