40 minutes late getting up today; looked at the clock with that sinking feeling and then to my dead phone (it’s since been Lazarused).
Last night I went up to Hoorn after work to meet and train with the Xiquets de Hoorn, the first Castellers colla in the Netherlands and a very enthusiastic if small group (I think there were 9 of us in all). Great fun though and I think it will be the start of something really good.
Route today – out through the Jordaan side streets and across to Houttuinen and the inky IJ. Along behind CS, I realised that I was going to be finishing five too soon so took a little detour along Keizersgracht, Prinsenstraat and Tuinstraat to make it up to six.
Not as mild as yesterday but still shorts weather.
(Galen’s library destroyed in a fire; emperor Commodus’s mistress Marcia finds herself on the execution list and hires wrestler Narcissus to assassinate Commodus, ending the Antonines dynasty)