We went for a day trip to Edinburgh last week to see old friends and for one last hurrah before the kids go back to school.📷

    Scott Monument on a sunny day in Edinburgh

    that time we didn’t see the northern lights

    There was a chance that the aurora was going to be visible in Scotland. We missed out on it yesterday but when we found out there was a chance to see it tonight (27 Feb), we got the kids out of the bed and made the multiple trips it takes to get us all out to Lyle Hill (there are six of us and our car seats five so we have to make multiple journeys if we’re using the car).

    In the end, it was too cloudy. The longer we stood looking out over the water to the dark silhouette of mountains on the other side of the Clyde, the cloudier it got. Still, we’ll never forget that time we didn’t see the northern lights. 😂

    Edinburgh - a photo log

    I got to catch up with an old friend in Edinburgh this weekend. Here’s what I saw.