Work Trips (often combined with a holiday)
In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic kept me ashore for the sailing season and I decided to add to the Seatern web site some descriptions of past times for which I have photos – mainly for my own enjoyment!
On some of my trips abroad for work conferences and committee meetings I took time off before or after to do some travelling. This is a record of some of those trips; I’m adding more as I find the photos.1
1975: Seattle Summer - My first visit to the USA was for a summer school at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington State. I was sponsored by a NATO air-sea interaction scholarship. (read about it) February 1986: India and Nepal - Staying at the Imperial Hotel in New Delhi to attend a meeting at the India Meteorology Department, and then, with Nicky, visiting Agra and Jaipur by train, and flying to Kathmandu in Nepal for a few days. (read about it) April 1991: Japan - A three week trip to Japan with Nicky for an IGOSS Seminar and Workshop followed by a visit to Sendai as a guest at Tohoku University, a sightseeing stay in Kyoto, and a visit to Nicky's friends in Nagano. (read about it) Oct. 1994: Texas to New Mexico - After a meeting on a dude ranch in Paradise Texas, Nicky and I drove to New Mexico where we stayed at New Buffalo, camped at Bandolier, stayed at El Rancho in Gallup, visited the Carlsbad Caverns, and much more! (read about it) March 1998: South Africa - A week in Cape Town for a JSC meeting. Zoe and I climbed Table Mountain and, after the meeting, drove east to the Addo Elephant Park. We visited an Ostrich Farm, and did some hiking. (read about it) March 2000: Tokyo, Japan - A week in Tokyo attending the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee and seeing a wedding at the Meiji Shrine, cosplay in Yoyogi Park, and the Dragon Festival at the Sensoji Temple during the weekends. (read about it) February 2002: Goa, India - A two week trip to Goa, India, with Zoe where we stayed in Panjim and then at Dona Paula while I attended the JCOMM Ship Observations Team meeting at the National Institute of Oceanography. (read about it)
1 I should emphasise that travel costs were paid by the International organisations sponsoring the various committees and working groups and that where I took off time to travel it was from my annual leave allocation and the extra costs were always paid by me!