It’s raining in Edinburgh!

We’ve friends staying with us this week and they wanted to see Edinburgh. We planned to set off at 10am, but didn’t get away until 10:40. The rain had settled in, so our wipers worked hard as we drove up the A7. I expected the 10 minute delay at Sheriffhall Roundaboutdue to roadworks. But the road was also closed just past the Royal Infirmary.

We detoured by Craigmillar Castle and sat in another queue. Duddingston was closed, and our detour via the A1 led us to a flooded Queens Drive. After 2 1/2 hours travel we had to abandon plans to picnic in Holyrood park and ate our sandwiches in NCP St John’s Hill.

Fringe crowds blocked our way to the Castle with menacing umbrellas. There were hundreds of Scotland rain ponchos and almost as many wellies as CLAN Gathering! We did manage to do a bit of shopping before heading back for tea.

As we drove home, we reflected on the equally damp day in Edinburgh when family stayed with us in February. Next time we have folk visit us, we’ll avoid the rainy city!

About prophetable

My wife Elizabeth and I were commissioned as Officers (ministers) in The Salvation Army in 1997, and have served in appointments in England and Scotland. Since July 2016 I have been working in The Salvation Army's Scotland Office as combined parliamentary and ecumenical representative.
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