Weather conditions so far

KHoppe
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2:18 PM - Jun 04, 2013 #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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3:51 PM - Jun 05, 2013 #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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7:49 AM - Jun 07, 2013 #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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5:44 PM - Jun 07, 2013 #4

We dropped in on Saturday and the weather was glorious!
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Sue Munro
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5:46 PM - Jun 07, 2013 #5

And here are some more photos to prove it!
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11:44 AM - Jun 10, 2013 #6

Looks just stunning. Thanks so much for all the pics Sue!
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Claire_M
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6:54 PM - Jun 17, 2013 #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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8:17 PM - Jun 17, 2013 #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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4:30 PM - Jun 19, 2013 #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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5:30 PM - Jun 20, 2013 #10

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