Weather Dalgety Bay: 8:25 am Tuesday, 8th August 2017
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Blue skies, with tangerine moments. A large expanse of blue tempered by white clouds brushed in the sky and and amber skyline of the East that is a joy to any eye.
I look to Edinburgh it is blessed with a blue sky and that great capital is busy with its Festival.
Edinburgh are thinking about changing/extending the Festival months and one reason that was suggested was better weather in the month of July. That gave me a challenge – my thoughts are – which months are actually the sunniest in Scotland? Therefore let us have a competition today!
To that end I did as I always do and Googled it! But I am still using DuckDuckGo. Therefore more correctly I DuckDuckGo-ed it!
That does not quite have the same ring! But no matter what you use, please let us know which two months you think are the Sunniest – A in Scotland, B in Edinburgh and C in Dalgety Bay. It would be good to know what you think.
Birds are are full of chit-chat and they are happy souls – perhaps they are tweeting about that very topic.
Today, there are no trees waving at me and there is a feel of calm in the air.
? Temperature: Starts at 10c, rises 17, and drops to 13
? Wind: Starts at 3mph, rises to 11 and drops between 7 and 9, somewhere around the midnight hour. Oops – nearly missed the wind direction – perhaps I was avoiding that. I did hear the odd plane overhead. I have just given the holiday makers a friendly wave.
Met some in Edinburgh – a most bizarre interval at a bus stop. In poor English I heard the words muttered – where is the beach? Dalgety Bay I thought, then I realized it might have been Portobello.
A local advised of the bus number. Then his companion suggested a casino. I thought about Monte Carlo, the. helpful local could not suggest anywhere. But I am sure they wanted a beach somewhere in the direction of George Street from Princes Street.
They then boarded a bus to some part of Edinburgh I have not been to. Certainly not Portobello and definitely in the opposite direction to Bay.
I really don’t want to mention the coming words. But here goes… there is going to be an Easterly/North Easterly wind from about 1pm until I try and sleep tonight. A gin and tonic night cap is a must.
The good news is that before lunch the wind is mainly westerly and after my lunch time feast I can work off all that extra weight – simply by waving to all those holiday makers on their way – perhaps today flying to less sunnier climes.
?☀️ Sun: Sunny intervals all day apart from just after lunch. Then Mr. Sunshine will shine alone for a couple of hours. A quick pinch, yes he is doing that just now!
Risks: Showers on higher ground and of not having enough sun protection. I will be dashing off to the chemist at 9am and not for an umbrella.
That is it from me. Jenny and Jimmy are in the land of nod. Have a terrific sunny Tuesday. I really must find out more about Edinburgh – George Street and beyond! Brush up on those tourist skills!
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