[OSS RATS] [OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #30 - South Stoke to Gatehampton (Almost) - 10:00am Sunday 15 July

Chris Dalton seedy at breakingglass.net
Mon Jul 23 22:11:39 BST 2012

Hi Team,


After a wonderfully sunny bob-and-float style catch-up on Saturday I can
confirm that the details were:


Distance travelled:  5.08km

Total distance travelled:  138.68 km

Distance travelled since Cricklade:  116.36 km

Distance remaining to Teddington Lock:  106.82 km

Distance remaining to Battersea Bridge:  128.92 km

Distance remaining to Sea Reach No1 Buoy:  217.88 km


Distance Driven:  2,938.3km


Map and track etc on the blog:  http://www.swimthethames.com





From: ossoxon-bounces at earth.li [mailto:ossoxon-bounces at earth.li] On Behalf
Of Jeremy Wellingham
Sent: 11 July 2012 22:23
To: ossoxon at earth.li; ossrats at earth.li
Subject: [OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #30 - South Stoke to Gatehampton
(Almost) - 10:00am Sunday 15 July



Yo! Thames Surfers, 

                                                Hang Ten this Sunday and go
with the rip.  With the Thames in full spate we continue with our current
assisted swims and have another 4.9km (feels like 3km!) swim from South
Stoke almost to Gatehampton.  (We need to pace ourselves for the next
stretch which will finish in Pangbourne.)  Swim number 30 - is it really
that many since we started at Easter last year? - will be a momentous
milestone as we will cross the half way mark shortly after starting on our
non-tidal Thames journey from the Source to Teddington.  Look out for
performances of Thames Barrier and Falange of Boboons to mark the occasion.
We will also be swimming through the famous Goring Gap via Cleeve Lock
(keep to the right) and then Goring Lock (keep to the the left).  Walkers
will start along the Ridgeway at South Stoke on the left bank and will join
the Thames path at Goring, which crosses the river to the left bank to meet
the Ridgeway and the ancient Icknield Way.  Goring was a major crossing
point of the Thames in ancient times.  This swim is swim 43,44 and some of
45 in the I ♥ the Thames book.


Sunday 15 July 2012 at 10:00am South Stoke

We will meet at swim entry point at the end of Ferry Lane in South Stoke
at, where there is limited parking (Green Arrow marks the spot):




Parking will also be available at the Perch and Pike, where we will be
lunching afterwards, which is a 5-10  minute walk away from the start point
at the end of Ferry Lane (Green Arrow marks the spot):



We will swim down to just before Brunel's Great Western Gatehampton Viaduct
(A bridge with several equally spaced arches for the less pretentious.)  We
will exit at the beach on the left(Green Arrow marks the spot):



and walk back along the Thames path and Ferry Lane in Goring to cars that
we have shuttled down to the car park in Goring (Or we may be able to move
a car down to the end of Ferry Lane)(Green Arrow marks the spot):


And shuttle back to the Perch and Pike for Lunch


NB Please let me know if you would like to stay for lunch so I can confirm
the numbers with the pub.

Sef, Jeremy and the Falange of Bobboons of the Thames Barrier


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