[OSS Oxon] Catch up for Swim 4 of the Thames
pamjones at btinternet.com
Mon Aug 8 12:22:12 BST 2011
The fisherman on Swim 4 was 100 yards from Hannington bridge and it was too
narrow to avoid him. We passed with smiles, thank yous and sorrys but he
just said that we had ruined his day and we had ruined the river so mark the
date in your diary. It was the day that three women destroyed the River
From: Liz Holliss [mailto:lizholliss at btconnect.com]
Sent: 08 August 2011 09:03
To: Jo-Anne Rutterford; chloe.jeffries at merton.ox.ac.uk;
pamjones at btinternet.com; ossoxon at earth.li
Subject: RE: [OSS Oxon] Catch up for Swim 4 of the Thames
The Days Lock-Dorchester fisherman are a much friendlier breed it seems (or
maybe we've got them well-trained) - one even asked if he could catch me and
win his competition!
From: ossoxon-bounces at earth.li [mailto:ossoxon-bounces at earth.li] On Behalf
Of Jo-Anne Rutterford
Sent: 07 August 2011 22:12
To: chloe.jeffries at merton.ox.ac.uk; pamjones at btinternet.com;
ossoxon at earth.li
Subject: Re: [OSS Oxon] Catch up for Swim 4 of the Thames
Well done the 3 of you, a great achievement as its a very long one. Claire
and I did the short bit from the Swan to Radcot, which was also very nice,
but very full of unfriendly fishers of men - wait till David W comes along
with his film crew!!!!!
> From: chloe.jeffries at merton.ox.ac.uk
> To: pamjones at btinternet.com; OSSOxon at earth.li
> Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 21:22:21 +0100
> Subject: Re: [OSS Oxon] Catch up for Swim 4 of the Thames
> 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
> See you all soon
> Ps No swans were hurt in the practical research for this article (but i
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