December 2008 – February 2009

With the Catholic Christmas, New Year and Orthodox Christmas holidays, there is about a month of relative inactivity in business/ agency life at this time of year. The weather is not good either. Late January last year, we enjoyed sunshine and the mimosa was out, ready for the annual Mimosa Festival in Herceg Novi in early February. No way in 2009; weeks of cold and rain. There was even snow down to sea level in late February – something that hasn’t happened in the living memory of most locals. We are told that the Revised Urban Plan for Risan should be out by June. Sounds familiar.

Risan in snow from across the Bay

The north wind (‘Bura’) blowing the snow off the peak of Lovcen (1749m) behind Kotor