[OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #53 & #54 - Shepperton to Molesy Lock via Sunbury Lock - Saturday 17 August 2013 2:00pm / Sunday 18 August 2013 10:00am

Jeremy Wellingham jeremy at wellingham.com
Mon Aug 5 23:01:28 BST 2013

Lovies of the Thames,
We're in Shepperton, home of British films. Cast off your costumes, 
leave the studio behind and join us for a trip down the river with the 
African Queen accompanied by a flight of green parakeets. Watch the 
crocodiles frolic, steer clear of the deadly rapids and brush off any 
CAMPING SATURDAY 17 August 2013*
This weekend we have a Saturday #53 and a Sunday #54 swim, with a 
camping option on the night of Saturday 17 August at Apps Court Farm in 
Walton on Thames here:



If you would like to camp you must complete the attached booking form, 
and return it to the campsitewith full payment.
*Easiest option* is to e-mail it to:enquiries at appscourtfarm.com and send 
the payment via BACS.  All details are in the attached form. (It is 
marked up as Thames Swimmers so we will all be together.)

This is a large commercial camp site, a bit different to what we've been 
use to, but does go down to the river and is very conveniently placed 
between the two swims.  It is also Bertie friendly!

It would handy if you could let me know if you're camping.

*NOTE:* The arrival time at the camp site is between 9am - 5pm so you 
will need to pitch tents before the swim!

**Swim #53 *SATURDAY 17 August 2013 2:00pm Shepperton to Sunbury Lock
We'll meet in the car park (Free parking) at the *Elmbridge Xcel Leisure 
Complex*Walton on Thames KT12 2JG:


Get changed and shuttle up to the start at Shepperton, trying not to 
disrupt any weddings upon arrival:

http://goo.gl/maps/PWijr or http://goo.gl/maps/lUL8M

Swim round the rest of Desborough Island, turn left and join the main 
channel, and exit at Sunbury Lock, on the right avoiding the weir that 
runs parallel tothe river:

http://goo.gl/maps/q3dHp (We may have to exit early to avoid the lock 
cut but can judge that on the day, depending on traffic.)

This is mostly swim #71 from Michael Worthington's /*'I ? the Thames*' 
/and is about 5km or half a Dart. We're starting part way down the swim 
but going the 'proper' way around Desborough Island so is longer than 
the route in the book.  No short cuts for us!

And walk back to the Leisure centre, not far from the weir, at the start 
of the lock cut.  (Shuttle shuttle drivers back to their cars.)

**Swim #54 *SUNDAY18 August 2013 10:00am Sunbury Lock to Molesey Lock
We'll meet in the car park (Free parking) in Sadlers Ride, Hurst Park, 


Get changed and shuttle up to the start at Sunbury Lock and park in the 
*Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex*Walton on Thames KT12 2JG:


Jump in at Sunbury Lock and swim down to Molesey lock, passing to the 
right of all islands.

On arrival at Molesy lock we walk back along the tow path to the car 
park and shuttle shuttle drivers back to the their cars at the Leisure 

This is swim #72 from Michael Worthington's /*'I ? the Thames*' /and is 
about 4.75km

Lunch at The Weir pub near the leisure centre:



Sef Rose and Jeremy Allnut


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