In 2007, Caroline, a book rep travelling around Vancouver Island, and her husband Jeff were looking for a change. A chance meeting on a ferry leads them to explore lighthouse keeping. An up-beat and charming look at the unusual, sometimes difficult, and sometimes enviable life of the keepers – remote from what we tend to consider "civilization" but surrounded by wild beauty and the freedom to, for Caroline, pursue her writing, and for Jeff, his photography. There is also hard labour. Beginning with a 3:30 a.m. weather report, the days are filled with maintaining the light station buildings, sea sampling, radio communication, beach cleanup, wildlife encounters and everything in between. As for dangerous rescue missions or dramatic shipwrecks – that kind of excitement is rare. Caroline writes that "So far the only life I know I've saved is my own".