For those 'of an age', the advertising genius's strap-line for the Fry's confectionery was 'full of eastern promise' - just what the early high tide and prolonged and strengthening northerlies made our coast today. Or was it?
Half the world's population of Gannets, Kittiwakes and Guillemots were moving north past Church Point, with hods of terns and Puffins in tow. A trickle of Manxies were noticeable, but in shearwater terms, they were it.
Six Arctic Skuas and four Bonxies improved matters during the three hours I was there. Despite my early (6:15) start, Dusted Off Bins was an hour ahead of me, and following up from the rear, Sir Cowell of Kingston and his trusted sidekick, Mr Shaw.