After seeing the new year in at a friend’s masquerade party I woke up to a hangover on New Year’s Day. By mid-morning I decided I was ready to make the most of the long weekend so decided a random trip would be a great start to the year. I decided on a visit to Eastbourne which would give me the opportunity to make a photographic study of Beachy Head and its lighthouse. I quickly booked some accommodation on the internet, packed my bag and headed down to the railway station. A replacement bus took me to Reading, followed by a train to Gatwick Airport. A final train journey brought me into Eastbourne station from where I walked to my accommodation. I spent the evening photographing the pier before heading to an Indian restaurant for a feed.