82-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometres from Saskatchewan to Halifax. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. I will try to remember to come back, Etta writes. Russell, raised as a brother to Otto, has loved Etta from afar for 60 years. He insists on finding Etta, wherever she's gone. Leaving his farm will be the first act of defiance in his whole life.