Happy New Year

Ten years ago today I stood on a beach on the island of Cousin (Wikipedia info) in the Seychelles, idly wondering if Y2K could bring down the global air traffic systems, thus preventing me from leaving five days later.  Sadly it was not to be, so back I came to Canada to the relatively mild but still cold to me winter of Victoria.

Cousin Island (Photo credit: Tiare Scott)
Cousin Island (Photo credit: Tiare Scott)

This new years I have been nowhere so exotic, as I work through my Geography undergrad. The past ten years have brought a lot of changes. I still live in Victoria, although I have lived in ten different houses over as many years.

I am excited for the new year. The world is looking brighter now, with the finishing of the bike master plan coming this spring, another school term towards my degree and more. I will refrain from making any predictions, but I will say that I agree with the Oak Bay News editorial, especially the last line:

Will our so-called “green” municipality take steps to increase the number of designated lanes for cyclists in 2010?

Here’s to a new year!