This section shows some of the pictures made while we're guarding the tower on sundays, members of Fectio, Corbvlo and Legio X Gemina taking turns.
October 16th: Last day.
The last day should be the best. Actually, it was not the last day of the season (we have one afternoon inside a museum coming up next week), but surely our last day outside, and our last day at the tower. And if the'll be no funds next year, this may have been the very last day of our 'watch duties'! But today we had the best weather to enjoy that posible last day. Not warm, but the brightest of weather you can imagine. And visitors too - there was a special weekend at the main fort, and hordes of visitora took the chance to pay us a visit. Never a dull moment! Just before closing time, to noce guys on their motorbikes stopped by, and I had the chance to have some nice pictures made..
September 25th: Free F(or)all!
you know it's true what they say - what goes up must come
down. So when last time's 'watch duty' had been great,
this time it was a deception. The weather was fine, true,
but somehow that also cause many visitors to come and
visit the fort. And that's good of course, but most of
them came by car, and the little car park was soon filled
up. before we knew it, a number of car was parked on our
field, drawing more and more, until we had two dozen cars
parked around us. Not very nice, re-enacting on a parking
lot, I can tell you that!
August 21st: Late summer.
With the holidays
over we returned to the tower. It turned out to be a very
nice reunion, with great weather, interested visitors and
very good food! We had special guests, the Junior club of
Museum Dorestad was coming to visit us, on their annual
trip no less. We spent a very busy morning answering all
the kids' questions, dressing them up in our gear. The
kids were very enthusiastic, one of them already being a
regular expert! And when it was time for lunch, we were
kindly invited to join the group, an opportunity we would
not miss! I had Jeroen with me that morning, and a hungry
4-year old boy is not the one to miss the chance to feast
on pancakes.. It was all very pleasurable, both for us
and for the group. I was told later that on the journey
home, the kids did not stop asking questions! And we even
made the local paper!
July 10th: Another hot Sunday..
I don't know what's with this season, but so far, every time we had an event in the open (including the grand opening as well as Nijmegen), the temperatures reached 30 degrees! Today it was the same - impossible to keep watch on the tower, we moved to the shade of the trees after lunch when my son Jeroen joined us. There weren't that many visitors anyway, so we even had time to polish and repair the kit. Speaking about visitors.. the local ducks (which we dubbed 'Maximus' and 'Galla') were there again, this time joined by a rooster, which we immediately dubbed 'Gallus'! Jeroen had a very nice afternoon chasing and feeding them.
June 19th: Hot Sunday!
Our first 'regular' guard duty on the tower after the grand opening, and it was again more than 30 degrees!
June 12th: Just a Sunday.
A week before Fectio is due for our first 'regular' guard duty on the tower after the grand opening, it was the turn of Legio X Gemina in the persons of Sander and Arie (almost unrecognisable with his beard), who had a very quiet day by the looks of it.
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