So best wishes to all! And I'd like to hear back on your 2015 WHS visits & plans for 2016.
Likewise to all - And it was good to meet some of you in Rotterdam this summer.
As for 2015 - For many years we have given large numbers of European WHS a miss on the basis that we could pick them up "when we were older"! Well - in 2015 we concluded that perhaps that time is approaching!!!
Net result - An additional 61 WHS this year without any great hassle - this represented an approx 10% addition to my opening total of 605 -and there are easily another 60+ in Western/southern Europe just "waiting"!!
3 weeks fly-drive in Turkey = 11
6 days WHS "get together" in Bel/NL = 5
3 weeks fly-drive in Spain/Port = 30
9 days Aegean Cruise = 2
6 days fly-drive Tenerife/Gomera = 2
2015 additions = 11 (including 2 in Turkey!)
The WHS highlights - Nemrut Dag and Catal Hayuk in Turkey. Also - getting my wife and myself "underground" at Spiennes despite the obstacles (though whether it was worth it is another matter!). The T List generated possibly "the" highlight via Gobekli Tepe. As well as the new sites the trips to Turkey and Spain included "revisits" to sites I hadn't visited for many years - in some cases (E.g Istanbul and Cappadocia) as long as 50. I may have to recognise that there are many other visited sites where considerable "value add" can be achieved with a second visit!
Plans for 2016? No "tempting fate" there - time will tell!
So - Good travelling in 2016 wherever you go and hopefully some interesting discussions on the "Forum"