Weather conditions so far

KHoppe
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June 4th, 2013, 2:18 pm #1

Hey, all. I was part of the first 2-week excavation team at Vindolanda this year. I've been trying to keep up with the weather - what are ground conditions like right now? Everyone staying warm? (If necessary)
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June 5th, 2013, 3:51 pm #2

much better than last season. session three lost no time to weather. four had a few issues, I think one complete rain day and bits of others. current session appears also to be doing well.

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Andy
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June 7th, 2013, 7:49 am #3

The sun at the moment, keeps on shining. It is, so far, hot, dry and sunny. :-)
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Sue Munro
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June 7th, 2013, 5:44 pm #4

We dropped in on Saturday and the weather was glorious!
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Sue Munro
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June 7th, 2013, 5:46 pm #5

And here are some more photos to prove it!
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SacoHarry
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June 10th, 2013, 11:44 am #6

Looks just stunning. Thanks so much for all the pics Sue!
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Claire_M
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June 17th, 2013, 6:54 pm #7

Hmm, I bought a new waterproof jacket and a fleece, and new wellies today in the sale. Now wonder was that wrong. (Actually the wellies are only partly for Vindolanda)
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sarcanon
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June 17th, 2013, 8:17 pm #8

Claire_M wrote:Hmm, I bought a new waterproof jacket and a fleece, and new wellies today in the sale. Now wonder was that wrong. (Actually the wellies are only partly for Vindolanda)
Hi Claire.

I opted not to bring wellies for Session 4, and despite having a fair amount of rain (and hail!) and getting rained off one day completely, I never regretted not having them. Unlike last year, when rain was less an issue, there's no bottomless spring filling the trenches in the SE quadrant of the fort. However, I'm not so sanguine about the trenches in the North Field (which weren't yet opened when I was there), where water may be more of an issue.

Of course, I was packing for a international flight and four weeks away from home. My constraints will no doubt differ from your own.

In any event, I do hope you have nice dry weather. I wouldn't count on a writing tablet this season, though. :-)

- Scott
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June 19th, 2013, 4:30 pm #9

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Sunny blue skies!

And look how short the trip to the spoil heap is!

This new generation has it so easy.

What's next? Trench-side pedicures, spa treatments, and fruity cocktails with umbrellas?

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June 20th, 2013, 5:30 pm #10

What's next? A conveyor-belt up the heap.
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