Despite the weather the walk went ahead with an American couple who had planned specifically to visit after reading about the cliffs in Lonely Planet! They had arrived from the States in the afternoon and driven up from Edinburgh.
They were not disappointed, The clouds lifted and although it was not sunny the residual mist made for a great spectacle. Lots of Gannets were passing north, lots of auks were on the sea, and a few guillemot and Razorbill chicks were still on the cliffs. One thing I noted was that an several of the ledges the guillemots were facing outwards - so instead of seeing brown backs the birds were showing their white fronts - seems as though these have no eggs or chicks and are ready to leave.
A "record" number of puffins were seen - at least 15 and probably more were out and about. All in all after an terrible wet day the evening went well and the visitors were blown away by the spectacle.