[OSS Oxon] Saturday morning, Oxford?

rebecca wills yonmon at hotmail.co.uk
Mon Mar 7 22:51:47 GMT 2011

Hi Bryn, James,
I'm a bit confused by this mail as to who is staying where? Unfortunately I'm away this weekend so can't make it for a dip. Anyway hope you find some swimming buddies, it will be lovely if the weather is the same as this weekend!
> From: James.Lowe at datacore.com
> To: bryn.dymott at btinternet.com; OSSOxon at earth.li
> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 20:08:29 +0000
> Subject: Re: [OSS Oxon] Saturday morning, Oxford?
> Bryn,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bryn dymott <bryn.dymott at btinternet.com>
> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 14:00:05 +0000
> To: James Lowe <james.lowe at datacore.com>, <OSSOxon at earth.li>
> Subject: Saturday morning, Oxford?
> >Hi, anyone likely to be in the Thames in Oxford this Saurday morning? I
> >have the pleasure of an overnight at the Four Pillars Hote,l off
> >Abingdon Road (opposite the Hinkey Pool) Friday and wondered if I could
> >gate crash a cold water plunge before I get off home to the Great Ouse?
> >
> >It looks like the river runs adjacent to the grounds of the hotel -
> >anyone know if this is a good swimming spot?
> > 
> >Regards all, spring is a coming - sometime soon,
> >Bryn
> The water literally next to the hotel is not the Thames proper, that's a
> few hundred metres east - not sure what exactly you are looking at as I
> haven't been to the 4 pillars to stay. I haven't swam that part (we plan
> to do this stretch sometime this year swimming the Thames between the
> Oxford Ring Road north to south) but have swum extensive north of the city
> so I expect it to be similar, but I expect this will be busy with rowers -
> probably - you can see the boat house on the other side of the river but
> swimming wise, if it is anything like the Thames further up it will be
> fine, the grounds that are either side are owned by the colleges so you
> don't tend to get the detritus you can on more public ground.
> The public foot path is on 'the hotel side' of the river so you can walk
> back all the way, what I am not sure about are access points in and out.
> Hope this helps.
> James
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