The Land & the Sea

In the mornings the fishing boats collect. In the grey-blue mist of the nearly-light they arrive at the harbour mouth, their decks heaped (or not) with last night’s catch. Here the fishermen’s voices practice themselves again, calling out a ‘hey-ho’ or a ‘bring ‘er in’ in the dry-throated singsong of men who live and breathe with the sea.

Helen Jukes lives in a house by the sea on the South coast of England and works part-time for a small charity based in London. She is interested in writing that challenges us to listen and look at the world around us in new ways. She believes Literature can take us places; can lead us to rediscover our own environments as well as ourselves. She has previously written non-fiction for Resurgence magazine, Caught by the River, and BBC Wildlife.