[OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #36 Hambledon Lock to Frogmill Spinney

Sefryn Penrose sefryn at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 11:17:27 BST 2012

 Dear Thamesers,

It can’t have escaped anyone’s notice that the seasons have changed
dramatically – seemingly there was a summer after all. I kicked a conker on
my way to the station this morning, and the water temperature has dropped a
few degrees. As the nights draw in, we continue our way to merry Maidenhead
for the next seasonal shift. With autumnal hoolies and home counties
woollies we must zip up our parkas and brace ourselves against the gales of
tricky logistics that autumn brings if we are to harvest our riparian

Meet this Sunday 30th at the public carpark in Hurley next to the church at


and change (discreetly).

We’ll shuttle to the Flower Pot Inn at Aston (marked A):


Walk a little way up to the lock, and swim down to Frogmill Spinney and
this beach at Riverside Picnic Grounds in Hurley, a distance of 4.2km.


And walk back to the carpark to change. Afterwards, we'll shuttle back to
the Flower Pot at Aston for lunch. They don't take bookings but insist that
since the weather's going to be fine we can sit outside.

However, it might not have escaped your notice that the weather hasn't been
great so tune in on Friday evening for confirmation that we're going ahead.
At present the EA is showing the yellow, caution stream increasing, boards
and should it get up to the red board we'll taking a raincheck.


Jeremy and Sef and the half-naked hatchetfish of Hurley


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