Edinburgh Rule #1: Never leave your flat without an umbrella. Mine has orange polka dots.
I was walking home last night from my second shift as Bar Wench Extraordinaire, when I saw an exitable man with a German accent pointing his cell phone camera at the sky. As I approached, he started exclaiming: “Look! A full moon! I can see a full moon! In Edinburgh!”
He was right, the moon was there, and full, only partially covered by clouds, and he was trying to capture it on his phone to prove to others that he’d seen it.
“I’ve been in Edinburgh for a month, and I haven’t seen the moon! Or stars! Oh LOOK! THERE’S A STAR!”
It’s true that you rarely see the sky here. I’ve been here officially one week, and have yet to really see the sun: it has come out twice in the afternoon that I’m aware of, and both times I was working inside at the time. I haven’t even taken pictures of Edinburgh yet, because I’m waiting for a day with blue sky. I may be waiting awhile.
But oh, what a beautiful city this is. Oh my.