For a while I've had this weird idea that I should visit Hove lagoon. I think I must have seen a rarity reported there at some point, or something. Anyway, when I set off for a walk along Brighton seafront on Friday, that was the endpoint I had in mind. It was a gorgeous day and the chilly NE wind of Thursday had dropped. I walked down Lewes Road, found to my disappointment that the pier was closed, then went down onto the beach in search of gulls.