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Getting ready for walking Hadrian\'s Wall
#46
Looks like the weather is as good as can be expected!
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#47
Yes, Robert. Today was much nicer. One very heavy hailstorm, which was amazing - the noise of them on our helmets was so loud, and then a good bit of sun. More photos of Day Two here
Ben Kane, bestselling author of the Eagles of Rome, Spartacus and Hannibal novels.

Eagles in the Storm released in UK on March 23, 2017.
Aguilas en la tormenta saldra en 2017.


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#48
Day Three was the toughest so far. A lot of up and down,with some slopes of 50-60 degrees.

On the other hand, the weather was simply beautiful, and it was matched by the scenery.

More photos here.
Ben Kane, bestselling author of the Eagles of Rome, Spartacus and Hannibal novels.

Eagles in the Storm released in UK on March 23, 2017.
Aguilas en la tormenta saldra en 2017.


www.benkane.net
Twitter: @benkaneauthor
Facebook: facebook.com/benkanebooks
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#49
The weather gods are cetainly being very kind to you all. What a fabulous way to see the Wall.
Moi Watson

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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#50
Just a quick note to say that the total raised at the end was £18,945 - quite a decent amount!

Also, Mike Bishop has been kind enough to compile a podcast of the whole walk. Massive thanks to you, Mike, for this and for your expert guidance along the walk - and for the first edition of Roman Arms and Armour.
It's quite fun to listen to, if you are interested. Listen here.

Thanks to all of you who donated, and thanks to Graham Sumner for his generous donation of a painting that was bought by Vindex - ta to you too!

Roll on the Romani Walk 2014... 8)
Ben Kane, bestselling author of the Eagles of Rome, Spartacus and Hannibal novels.

Eagles in the Storm released in UK on March 23, 2017.
Aguilas en la tormenta saldra en 2017.


www.benkane.net
Twitter: @benkaneauthor
Facebook: facebook.com/benkanebooks
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#51
That's indeed a good amount! Cudos to you sir!

So, any ideas for 2014? Hadrian's Wall again or perhaps a different target?
Robert Vermaat
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THE CAUSE OF WAR MUST BE JUST
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#52
Quote:So, any ideas for 2014? Hadrian's Wall again or perhaps a different target?
I'm trying to persuade them to consider the Saxon Shore Way, which follows the Roman coastline (often now inland) from Kent to Sussex (but does not go the whole way around what the Notitia would have seen as the Saxon Shore). Whatever, Ben certainly has ideas!

Mike Bishop
You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of trifles

Blogging, tweeting, and mapping Hadrian\'s Wall... because it\'s there
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#53
Quote:I'm trying to persuade them to consider the Saxon Shore Way
A great idea. We can kit him out as a Late Roman! :wink:
Robert Vermaat
MODERATOR
FECTIO Late Romans
THE CAUSE OF WAR MUST BE JUST
(Maurikios-Strategikon, book VIII.2: Maxim 12)
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