We made a quick trip to Decathlon in Oxford for some new running kit and then drove a couple of miles to Farmoor Reservoir.
We parked up and headed up a ramp to the reservoir. It is right next to the river Thames, draws its water from there and the view was lovely.
I have to be honest now though and say that the next thought was 'what a terrible smell'. It overwhelmed us for about the next 100 metres and then we either got used to it, or the wind blew it away.
We then watched a family of baby ducklings being introduced to the rather rough water by their mum. They definitely weren't keen on the idea and quickly hopped back again when they thought that she wasn't watching.
As you can see from the map, we walked the whole route, and we didn't swim across the middle, but surprisingly there was a road across it. A nice way to spend a couple of hours.