Friday 9th July
Talked with a volunteer, 76 year old Margaret from california originally but now living in Yorkshire, for a while before braving the gale and fog to get down to the foghorn viewing platform.
Spent the whole day at the reserve because the boat from Girvan to Ailsa Craig had been cancelled due to a rather bad weather forecast. Met the warden, Paul and then had some food at a cafe called Gallie Craig, apparently named afetr the most southernmost rock in Scotland situated just below the cafe.
Back to the foghorn replete with masses of custard. More manxs going past now than previously and a single grey heron flying along the cliffs caused panic amongst the guillemots.
Sitting on the cliff opposite the cafe I noticed a fox far down below, then another. Put the camera on video and spent a minute recording them, eventually 8 of them cavourting around oblivious of me. Rain stopped the cubs play as they disappeared into the rocks leaving me to have one last look from the lighthouse.