Monday, 14 June 2010

Greetings from Budapest

We're in an hotel with broadband internet for a couple of days so I've started to upload some more of the Waitohu photos while we have the opportunity. Unfortunately the ISP appears to be throttling my obviously excessive bandwidth usage, so things are proceeding rather slowly and it's unlikely the uploads will complete before we have to move on to our next destination, Munich.

It's been very hot through Austria and Hungary (30+) and we've mercifully had a thunderstorm this morning to cool things off - now the sun's come out again and it's hot and steamy! Hungarian beers are up to the challenge of dealing with this.

We've been watching the weather back home and noted the very cold temperatures - you have our sympathies - be consoled by the thought that we will be arriving back from a super-heated Europe via tropical Hong Kong just a day or two after NZ mid-winter - it's going to be a very rude shock ;-)

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that the photos have not been forgotten and will be delivered at the latest when we get home just prior to AGM.


Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Greetings from Europe

Having made it safely from America to Europe without intervention by Icelandic volcanoes, I can report I've also made progress on the Waitohu set, at least in terms of selection. However, our current internet connection as we cruise on the Rhine does not have the bandwidth to upload the images (and I suspect the Flickr website is filtered as I can't access it at this time) so completion of the set will have to wait until we return home in the last week of June.

The weather here has so far been a little so-so - the locals tell us it's usually warmer this time of year (we were getting the same story in America) so it looks like being a long spring with a late start to summer here "up-over".