[OSS Oxon] Good Friday Full Moon Swim / Swim's 18, 19 and 20 Catch Up / Swim 22 Throw Down

NEIL RICHARDSON neilbkrichardson at btinternet.com
Mon Apr 2 22:28:59 BST 2012

Dear All,

I'm very happy to go along with Sharon's suggestion of a moonlit swim at Port Meadow. In that case where shall we meet exactly and when?

Neil Richardson

 From: Sharon Curtis <sacurtis2 at gmail.com>
To: NEIL RICHARDSON <neilbkrichardson at btinternet.com> 
Cc: "OSSOxon at earth.li" <OSSOxon at earth.li>; "ossrats at earth.li" <ossrats at earth.li> 
Sent: Monday, 2 April 2012, 0:05
Subject: Re: [OSS Oxon] Good Friday Full Moon Swim / Swim's 18, 19 and 20 Catch Up / Swim 22 Throw Down
There's a lot of trees and lack of sky views around Iffley/Kennington,
and I'm not sure how easy it'll be to spot exit points in the dark.

For the sunset/moonlit swim I second the suggestion of Port Meadow,
which has low horizons and an excellent view of the sky for the moon
which will be rising low in the east.  Also, Port Meadow, particularly
at the section near Godstow, would be easy for getting in/out since the
river edge is mostly all shallow.

I'm interested in doing a Donnington - Kennington catch-up earlier in
the day - if I set off at the same time as those leaving Folly Bridge ,
then I'll probably arrive at Kennington at the same time, approx :-)


On 4/1/12, NEIL RICHARDSON <neilbkrichardson at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> I am thinking of trying to do one of the swims further upstream that I
> missed in September last year - possibly Northmoor to Bablock Hythe - during
> the day on Good Friday, probably during the afternoon.That is  always
> provided winter hasn't returned in full force and a reasonably long swim is
> not too much of a test of resistance to cold. Anyone want to join me?
> I would hope to do a short moonlit swim later although I do not have any of
> the Oxford sections still to catch up and I intend to do  Sandford to Radley
> (I assume) with the main group on Easter Monday. )I'd suggest Iffley to
>  Kennington for a moonlit swim as it's a known quantity (preferable for
> swimming in the twilight/dark), there are plenty of places to get out, and I
> know some of the group want to catch up this section.
> Any thoughts?
> Neil Richardson
> ________________________________
>  From: Sharon Curtis <sacurtis2 at gmail.com>
> To: OSSOxon at earth.li; ossrats at earth.li
> Sent: Thursday, 29 March 2012, 23:00
> Subject: Re: [OSS Oxon] Good Friday Full Moon Swim / Swim's 18, 19 and 20
> Catch Up / Swim 22 Throw Down
> I forgot to add - I'm not sure how busy pubs will be on Good Friday
> evening (possibly very!) but if you like, after a sunset swim you would be
> all welcome to come for eating and merriment  at our place, just outside
> the ringroad of Oxford.
> Pizza and ice-cream, anyone?
> As for swims, I am up for a not-too-long one, anywhere between
> Danger Bridge and Kennington.
> Sharon
> On 3/29/12, Chris Dalton <seedy at breakingglass.net> wrote:
>> Hi Gang,
>> Seeing as Good Friday is a Full Moon I thought it would be a grand
>> opportunity to combine the first Full Moon swim of the year with catch-ups
>> of the last few swims and a throw down of the next for those who need
>> them.
>> Followed by a spot of dinner at the pub, possibly!  I expect it would be a
>> relatively free-form event as different people need to do different swims
>> but we could all do a splash under the light of the moon before eating.
>> Moonrise is at 19:21 which is a few minutes before sunset so the timing
>> should work out nicely.
>> Who's up for it?
>> CD
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