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Sundays in 2006

October 1st: Plumbata training

The Fall returns to the Limes, with sunny spells but also heavy rain.
The The heavy showers around 15.00, 1 october 2006Fall returns to the Limes, with sunny spells but also heavy rain.

It was the last watch for this season. The pictures don't show it, but we had such heavy rain at times that it forced us down from the top floor! The tower is leaking quite a bit these days...
It started sunny though, and throughout the day there was plenty of time to practise with the swords, the plumbatae or even the Lituus! Jeroen plays it better than I do.. Too bad the visitors stayed away. I guess it was too late in the year to go on bicycle tours, or maybe it was the threat of rain? The two of us had plenty of fun though!

Lituus practise. we had time to wander about in the field we had time to wander about in the field
Lituus
practise.. we had time to wander about in the field,
we had time to wander about in the field or play drama (assassinated!) or practise with the plumbatae. or practise with the plumbatae. or practise with the plumbatae.
or play drama (assassinated!) or practise with the plumbatae.

September 3rd: Legio X Gemina at the tower

Indeed son, that's Arie and he's nuts... Ronald has a nice set of arrowheads. No sir, that pugio won't fly far enough to scare me!
Arie and Ronald of Legio X Gemina had watch duty today.

August 27th: Corbvlo at the tower

Miles Tiberius yes, it's time for cloacks already. His secret? He wants a guilded squamata... Very nice weather. Marrit running round the tower. Very nice weather.
We always go to the tower on sundays, sometimes just to look whos there or not. This day we were pleasently surprised to find Corbvlo there, or at least two members (Monty and Gerard). Hiding a bit from the wind, because a stiff westerly breeze had made like on the top floor a bit chilly.

August 20st: Summer or what?

Heavy rain falling from leaden skies. Jeroen having fun. Andreas using his sagum to the fullest.
Heavy rain falling from leaden skies, Jeroen having fun and Andreas using his sagum to the fullest.

Well, those pictures say more than a thousands words, right? After a prolonged heatwave, we returned to the tower in high summer - well you could've fooled us us into thinking it was october! Heavy rain that forced us inside, hardly any visitor at all but for a few brave souls that had gotten on their bike or in their car. Add to that several thunderstorms..

Worried about the rain..
Worried about the rain..
Or just positively P-ed off! Well, we used our time to discuss lots of things, material, tactics..
Or just positively P-ed off! Well, we used our time to discuss lots of things, material, tactics..
A soacked draco...
A soacked draco...
Practise time!
Practise time!
The 'shiny one'.
The 'shiny one'.

But there were some sunny spells, bringing a few interested people and giving us time to shoot some pictures. Anyway, we were never bored. Finally we had some time to act like real guards, with endless hours of waiting and patrolling on our hands. We discussed equipment and other important things, and ate far more of our rations that we usually get the chance to do!

We returned to the tower in August - in the pooring rain!
We returned to the tower in August - in the pooring rain!

Jeroen was never bored, even though the rain was so heavy at times it forced us inside. Running around, practising his sword arts, he always seems to enjoy himself here. Must be a real Roman inside..

Hieronymus and Chariovalda, out during one of the drier moments of the day.
Hieronymus and Chariovalda, out during one of the drier moments of the day.
Real limitanei.
Real limitanei.
Quo Vadis?
Quo Vadis?
Mare Nostrum!
Mare Nostrum!
Guarding a leaking tower.
Guarding a leaking tower.

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