[OSS Oxon] Catch up for Swim 4 of the Thames

Chloe Jeffries chloe.jeffries at merton.ox.ac.uk
Sun Aug 7 21:22:21 BST 2011

I second all the comments in this report. The swimmers in question also had to face the wrath (/ grump) of an unenlightened angler.

From: ossoxon-bounces at earth.li [ossoxon-bounces at earth.li] On Behalf Of Pam Jones [pamjones at btinternet.com]
Sent: 07 August 2011 18:06
To: OSSOxon at earth.li
Subject: [OSS Oxon] Catch up for Swim 4 of the Thames

What a heavenly swim with Pauline and Chloe.  It rained a bit; we wore wetsuits and I felt guilty but, since we were in the water for three and a half hours, I think that it was sensible.  We stopped at the footbridge for flapjacks and coffee and then swam on the last half mile to the car park.  Lunch at the Riverside pub just along the river in the blazing sunshine.

Two major interactions with swans.  Where is Adam when you need him?  Swanning off?  Ducking out?    I got chased by a herd of cows who appeared Zulu style over the brow of the river bank as I slithered inelegantly back in.   One house to lust after with a Private sign that just made me get out to look.

See you all soon


Ps No swans were hurt in the practical research for this article (but i got nettled)

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