I really can’t believe that 4 weeks have gone by already! But this terrific group is gearing up for a fabulous two final weeks. We have an action packed schedule with artefact presentations this week, a session on bioarchaeology and two full days in the Lake District with some of the most fabulous scenery anywhere. We’ll keep you in the loop on all of that, but in the meanwhile I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures of the crew from the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy!
We had an absolutely fabulous evening touring the area with a local geologist who pointed out all the important features of the landscape. We all learned a ton and enjoyed the brilliant weather! Look at that sky behind us!
A bright and sunny day with a stunning blue sky was the backdrop for a long hike along Hadrian’s Wall. The pictures tell the whole story about this fabulous day!
One of my favorite days so far was a fantastic day hiking along Hadrian’s Wall, taking in some of my favorite Roman remains–Willowford Bridge and the Milecastle at Poltross Burn. It was a cold day but the weather cooperated keeping us dry until the last few steps before our door. Everyone challenged themselves and did a terrific job with a difficult day!
Another great morning was in the Great North Museum in Newcastle. We got a hands-on few hours with Roman brooches and other interesting artifacts in the museum archives from the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Thanks to Rob Collins for giving us time yet again this year–he’s starting quite a collection of Western Ontario Classics Society t-shirts!!
So there we go, some of my favorite moments of the past 4 weeks! We’ll keep you up-to-date on everything coming up. Thanks for sticking with us!