Got my breath back now...just!
No regrets. It was well worth the trip to try for such an iconic bird. I scoured as many bays and pools as my pins would allow.
Arrived home around 1am Saturday after an eventful day regarding travel. I'd managed to get a flight at 2.55 (I gave the boat a miss) but I didn't hear any planes during my morning search? The weather was superb on St Mary's, so there was obviously fog at Lands End.
Chaos at the airport as ALL passengers had to wait in the departure lounge!!! Luckily...scheduled flights remain. Mine was 2.55pm and the fog had just cleared. I sneaked rather sheepishly onto my plane only 15 minutes late!
Maybe next time...