Hera, the Goddess of the Gulls, is the loneliest gull in Sealand. She is reputed to be the only gull able to converse with the Sea, an age-old tradition in Sealand; but old Hera failed to teach her successor the Sea language before she died.
It seems the Sea language is lost forever to the proud, hard gull race. If the gulls found out Hera's lonely secret, they would kill her. Just when all seems lost, the Sea language finds Hera - and her life, and mind, are forever transformed.