The lighthouse was the only source of disagreement between them. He was standing too close to the water, in contrast to neighboring beacons - on Currituck Beach to the north and to the Bodie Island in the south, which were located further away from the shore, out of danger. Each year, the ocean is getting closer to the base of the lighthouse on Kiss River, and Alec joined in a desperate battle for its preservation, while Annie stayed away from it. "It's time to pick it up the sea, and we should just leave it alone." Every time she spoke, Alec imagined an elegant lighthouse of white stone, Destroyed the ocean and feel the sadness overwhelms him.