Monday, 31-January-2011 - Veghel - The ice was 3 cm thick today, and the weather would be getting warmer, so it was do or die. I put on my skates and slid on to the ice. The adrenaline rushed through my body as I heard the ice crack with every stride. What a kick! I started in the center of the pond. Each round got larger and larger. I didn't want to skate over the same path. After about six rounds without breaking through the ice, I considered myself lucky, and headed for the bank. After putting my boots back on, I met Leo who showed me the Archimides screw (photo) which was once used to flood the meadow to make the ice skating pond.