After spending the majority off the day checking to see if there's been any updates, photo's and/or video of today's SPECTRE filming in Austria, I have just found the following disapointing news on the website of The Austrian Times:
James Bond Stopped by Bad Weather
James Bond is not often stopped in his tracks but bad weather in Austria seems to have done the job.
Daniel Craig had arrived on the shores of Lake Altaussee for filming of the latest James Bond movie to find the crew still in their hotel and the cameras not ready to roll.
The actor turned up by helicopter and instantly took up residence in the lakeside villa that had been reserved for his use wait out the wintry weather that delayed the filming from starting.
Heavy snowfalls have left roads blocked, ice on the lake, and storm force winds prevented any of the action scenes from going ahead as it was just too dangerous.
It means 300 strong film crew have also stayed firmly behind closed doors.
The film crew has not been well received by other tourists who discovered that half of the 8km (4.9 miles) access roads around the lake and huge parking areas have been cordoned off to allow the filming to go ahead – even though they are not even being used at the moment.
Enrico Jakob from CineStyria, the film association for Styria that encourages Hollywood productions to come to the region, said: "Filming is just not feasible at the moment. We have extreme winds on the surface of the lake where much of the filming is to take place. For the time being we must wait."
The preparations have been very thorough with even the airspace being cleared with notices particularly aimed at paragliders. However, no amount of preparation could predict the weather conditions.
Any information about what might be filmed on location is being kept under wraps, as is the rest of the film but Jakob was able to reveal that they are not awaiting any other stars to join Daniel Craig for this part of the filming, and that it was expected to involve the scenes on the lake."
Despite the fact that the press will no doubt blame this on North Korea and imply that this means that SPECTRE is doomed I'm sure that the bad weather will not cause too much disruption to the filming of what promises to be an excellent movie. After all I'm sure that EON, and Bond fans alike would rather wait a day or two extra to film some scenes than the bad weather cause injury or death to some of the film crew.