In fact, when I think about it, you were the person who persuaded me to drop the ‘sea’ from ‘gulls’, something that I was reluctant to do at first, since we’ve always referred to them as the S word round here! ? But now I’m used to it.
This came to me a few years ago while I was traveling on a bus to Kilkeel, just along the coast from here. It was early morning and I was heading to a poetry workshop and was mesmerised by gulls swooping and soaring while stuck in a line of traffic.