Any trip to Cape St. Mary's is subject to fog. On our drive out, we went through several patches only to emerge into sunshine again. It had been clear for quite a while until we got near the lighthouse. The fog horn was blaring and fog was all around us.
Knowing that it would take a while for us to walk out to bird rock, we repeated the #1 phrase of the day, "It will surely burn off." We arrived at the mid-way point, having seen one caribou and three Horned Lark when all of a sudden three figures emerged from the fog. Three dedicated bird watchers were perched on the edge of the cliff scoping out the birds. My stomach took a fearful flip, and we continued our trek toward them.
All that said, there is no experience like being on the edge at Cape St. Mary's at this time of the year.