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June 28th, 2012, 2:34 pm #31

:o
Hey Snowglobe, was it anything like this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkua3S0h ... e=youtu.be

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June 28th, 2012, 6:32 pm #32

A few shots from snowglobe on-site are coming soon.

In the meantime, a video-capture of a lightning strike hitting the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle this morning. Yikes!

(whole video here)
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June 28th, 2012, 6:34 pm #33

Snap!
That does look AWESOME :o
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June 28th, 2012, 8:39 pm #34



Has Snowglobe offended the gods?

Above is from the reverse of a denarius of Severus Alexander. IOVI PROPUGNATORI means Jupitor the Front Line Fighter.

And he is getting ready to throw another bolt!

Duck!

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June 28th, 2012, 9:27 pm #35

^ Snowglobe's right. We really do need a 'Like' button.

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June 29th, 2012, 1:23 am #36

Belated pics from snowglobe!


"A view out of the diggers hut this afternoon!"


"Running to grab tools in the downpour" (deturfing between 4b & 4c)


"First thing this morning, bailing and mud clearance but rain returned"


"No need to use a tap to clean hands this afternoon."
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June 29th, 2012, 3:14 am #37

Just amazing how persistent the rain has been.

I just checked the Met Office blog and read that as of the 24th (ie with 6 days still to go) its already the third wettest June on record, and given the further rain since then (and looks like more tomorrow and Saturday) its very likely to break the 110 year record. Main reason appears to be the position of the jetstream; surely it must shift position soon...

Met office news blog
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June 29th, 2012, 7:12 am #38

I feel for the diggers and staffers. How frustrating. I understand that there are restrictions on this sort of thing but one wonders if there could not be some way to dig longer hours when the sun is shining. Long days this time of year...would health and safety regs allow an early evening session after all concerned had rested and hydrated after the labors of the afternoon? Probably not. Or a Saturday session for those able to be there? I know folks staying on for a second week would sure jump at the chance.
Just railing at an often unfair universe.
Probably get the thunderbolt thrown at me next.....

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June 29th, 2012, 10:03 am #39

Badger - although I would love to get the chance to dig for longer and on Saturdays I don't think it would be fair to ask the staff to work even longer. Unlike us, they are not on holiday and have homes and families to manage. I think the lectures and other wet weather activities have kept people interested and engaged in the process.
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June 29th, 2012, 10:55 am #40

Some stunning pics this morning of floods in downtown Newcastle. And a report that the Vindo museum nearly flooded yesterday, held back by the quick work of the brave staff. Will post Newcastle pic when I get nr comp and off phone.
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