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oasis - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
Back from the swimming pool at Oasis Sports Centre. Nice time, although the pool was a bit hectic and feels much smaller and crowded than the Kentish Town one. It's nice to swim out of doors under the blue sky on a day like this, though. Must be much better to swim in the late evening under the stars, must try that -of course, there is the little inconvenient that you never see stars in London, but never mind. There seems to be a much higher incidence of beautiful women at Oasis, as well as more older women and seemingly gay men. And children -there isn't a separate children's pool so it is also full of mums with kids.

The changing room is a nightmare, a rather hectic one, I like my privacy and in that place there is none whatsoever.

I liked being able to sit by the pool after and answer emails and read (another Poul Anderson sci-fi book).

I may go back but I suspect I'll still go to Kentish Town far more often.

Current Location: Tally Ho

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scifi_mel From: scifi_mel Date: October 1st, 2011 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I've not gone to either of those pools. Went to Cally road yesterday and it was horrible. People having no idea how to not get in the way while doing lap swim, I think I kicked people about 5 times. And then a kid in the changing room next to mine throwing their siblings shoes at my head! Madness!
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: October 1st, 2011 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
The lifeguard (or whatever they call them these days) seemed to spend most of his time telling people coming in that they had to shower first before going in the pool.. will have to go back, as Tom zenithed said, on a rainy evening. That would probably sort out the screaming kids/changing room nightmare elements..
zenithed From: zenithed Date: October 3rd, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I went swimming in Hampstead ponds on Friday night and you could see quite a few stars - Jupiter was very bright as well (hurray for smart phone constellation apps).

The main thing you could see was the lights of planes in the sky, loads and loads of them.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: October 3rd, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jupiter is about the only celestial object I can name in the sky...

Yeah, theres Hampstead pond as well. Must try that. But only if there is another heat wave!:D
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