during the last year, i travelled extensively around europe & more, & only once had my travel plans disrupted (during the bad floods in turkey in september, the train lines were washed out & i couldn't go as planned by train to belgrade). back in new zealand for 6 weeks, i plan a simple holiday visit to my brother's family in the south island - and both legs of the journey are disrupted by the weather! i suspect westport airport is closed more often than its open, due to the near-continual rain. mind you, that didn't stop us from having a damn good time : )
back in wellington, 2010 is starting with even worse weather - i'm glad i managed to fly in yesterday because today the wind is so bad they even described it as gale force on the radio news (usually the wind in wellington, no matter how blustery, doesn't get much of a mention, it being so constant). so i've spent the day inside, making a happy new year collage of images from my adventures of 2009; click here to see it (it's big, i know, but it's been a big year!).