What! You want us to leave all this and go where? Gualala! Anne is aghast. She had left convent life not that many years ago and Josephs proposal sounded like they might be moving to a cloister in the wilderness. It took much weighing of the pros and cons before the two of them could share the same perspective: their world would change, but this time it would be for two two and the sea. In the end, she was the one to find the remote ocean bluff house, a fixer-upper they named THE SEA COTTAGE. Anne picks up her pen and records life as it happens in her journal - from the storms rumbling in from the Pacific to the perils of hanging wallpaper together. Always there are the TWO, dancing to the ebb and flow of the tides, tides that eventually would carry them elsewhere.