After the Opening Ceremony, which ended as the sun sank into the sea, and the temperatures dropped to a more acceptable level, some people thought it was a good chance to get active again. Leaving the thumping beats of Jeroen van de Velden’s show behind groups of Rovers and Rangers found their way to one of many Dune walks. This one was special as you are not allowed to walk these Paths after sunset, but an exemption was made for Roverway 2018. It was lit by orange-glowing bottles so you didn’t have to use any flash lights that could disturb the local fauna and other walkers.
IST from several countries were along the route for chats and questions that were open for discussion; If you have too much work on your plate and too few hours in a day, what would you do? Guessing games based on language popped out of nothing and participants, IST and Planning Team members mingled and exchanged experiences from Roverway 2018’s first day and previous camps.
Groups divided as people stopped to take in the view of the last light fading away, turning the sky over the sea in all kinds of colours. They also stopped to take in the quietness surrounding them after the impressions of the day or listen to the sounds of the awaking night life in the dunes.
After this mentally energizing walk, which was less hard than walking around on the sandy beach, everybody was definitely refreshed again to meet new friends again and, in some cases, a long night on the beach.