The Long-Standing Online Campaign, beginning in Germany, travelling through Italy and Greece to the Sea of Azov.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Return to Arnsberg, Two Days Before the Vigil
September 9, 1650, Tuesday, Evening
Weather: cool, with low clouds and a high wind,
The party will be happy to know it did not rain today. However, the temperature never improved above being cool (50s F, 10-15 C), despite the sky clearing during the early afternoon. With all the wet on the ground, the ride was just nasty and unpleasant, and you all arrive in Arnsberg chilled to the bone. The high wind, blustering and 30 mph, isn't helping a bit.
Things have changed somewhat. Posters have been plastered throughout the town that there is to be a service for the victims of the mine disaster on Thursday the 11th, which is to include a candlelight vigil that is to last all night until Friday morning.
The Inn is not quite full, and there is space in the common room - which is quite full of peasants from the countryside. They are quite unhappy, and not disposed to conversation OR strangers. In recognition of the disaster, the Barmistress has opened all the private rooms to common traffic, so that every room has quite a number in it.