For 2018 I can look back on a very successful year. I could observe the following meteor showers: the Lyrids, eta Aquariids, Perseids, Draconids, Leonids and Geminids. There are only few years in which that was possible in the Netherlands.
Besides the many observations in Ermelo, the Netherlands, I could also observe from dark locations in northern and southern France (respectively Any Martin Rieux in June and Aubenas Les Alps in August) and in Spain (Geminids from Observatorio Del Teide, Tenerife).
All these activities resulted in 57 different sessions in which 145.97 hours were observed. In total I counted 3857 meteors in 2018, making this a far above average year. I saw 23 fireballs (meteors of magnitude -3 or brighter), the brightest a Geminid of -8.
Highlights were the pre-maximum night of 13/14 August 2018 when we saw more than normal numbers of Perseids and the Geminids I observed from the Del Teide observatory together with Carl Johannink, Peter van Leuteren and Jürgen Rendtel. But the Draconid outburst of 8/9 October was also a pleasant surprise!
The all sky camera and CAMS systems also recorded many fireballs and thousands of meteors in 2018.
2019 will be a quieter year in terms of visual observations. After all, most meteor shower activity peaks around Full Moon (except the Bootids). 2019 is therefore a great year to recharge the batteries for 2020!
In 2019 I will stop making eRadiant due to an increasing lack of time. Fortunately, at my request Hans Betlem will take over this work. He was the founder and editor of the old paper Radiant (1979-2002), Journal of the Dutch Meteor Society. However, I will certainly continue to make meteorshower activity analyzes: the Draconids 2018 have just been completed and I am already well on the way with the Perseids 2018. There will also be extensive analyzes for the Leonids 2018 and the Geminids 2018. These will be published in eRadiant (NL language) and eMeteornews (ENG language).
I wish all observers many clear skies and a healthy and successful 2019!