[OSS Oxon] Swim #6 of OSS Swim the Thames - Buscot to Grafton Lock - Sun17Jul11 at 10:30

Peter McMunn petermcmunn at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 15 15:51:21 BST 2011

JeremyI will join you on Sunday at 10.30am. Having put in some effort this week I have completed swims 2, 3 and 4 and will do swim 5 tomorrow morning.For the interest of anyone else looking to catch up I found swims 2 and 3 quite feasible in one day as a great proportion is wading. Swim 4 (Hannington  to Inglesham- is however a long lonely jump, with no access from the banks for any back-up and the start of the deep water river - I was pretty finished by the time I reached the end, and a welcome drink where the Thames path rejoins the river.Look forward to seeing you Sunday morning.

Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 22:42:12 +0100
From: jeremy at wellingham.com
To: ossoxon at earth.li; ossrats at earth.li
Subject: [OSS Oxon] Swim #6 of OSS Swim the Thames - Buscot to Grafton Lock	- Sun17Jul11 at 10:30


    Calling Team Thames, Calling Team


    Details of Swim #6 in OSS Oxon
          and Reading's Swim the Thames event series.


          Buscot to Grafton Lock - Sunday 17 July 10:30 - 15:00 


          We have emerged from the swan and weed infested Upper Thames
          and are now firmly in the Middle Thames and adjusting to being
          out of our depth and swimming properly.  Boats have replaced
          swans as the threat to our continuing journey downstream to
          Teddington and beyond.


          Meeting up at the visitors car park at Buscot which is within
          a few hundred yards / metres walk of Buscot lock at 10:30 am
          on Sunday 17th July 2011. Marked with a green arrow:




          We will take a couple of cars, with clothes to change into
          after the swim, to Kelmscott - which is about half way between
          Buscot and Grafton lock. (Access to Grafton lock by road is


          We are swimming from Buscot Lock to Grafton Lock, a distance
          of about 5.4km, passing Kelmscott on the way.  The river is,
          supposedly, fast flowing along this stretch so it won't feel
          as far as it sounds.  There is also the option to break the
          swim at Kelmscott, where a couple of cars are, if we are
          feeling weary.  When we arrive at Grafton Lock we will walk
          back to Kelmscott and lunch at The Plough in Kelmscott. We can
          then shuttle back to the car park at Buscot.  There is a Tea
          Garden at Buscot in case anyone is still hungry after lunch!


          We may also be able to schedule a visit to Williams Morris''s
          Kelsmcott Manor, depending on opening times.


          Hope to see some of you at the Oxford Big Jump this Sunday


        attending you confirm that you are a member of the OSS and have
        read and accepted the OSS swim responsibility statement: 




        All swimmers swim at their own risk.


        Jeremy and Sef  and the serene swans of Team Thames


        e-mail: Oxford at outdoorswimmingsociety.com

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