Christina is a young trans woman who’s running—from her past and home. When she buys a broken-down boat for that purpose, she gets more than she bargained for in the boat’s owner, Esteban—warm, funny and dying to take her to dinner. He gives her a place to stay on an abandoned barge and helps her fix up the boat. Slowly but surely, they find themselves quietly navigating the sometimes messy waters of a straight man falling for a trans woman.

As their connection grows, Christina makes a temporary but real home for herself on the docks and begins to rebuild her life as Esteban rebuilds her boat. Day by day, she begins to find something steady in a ramshackle barge, a barely-running boat, and stocking the aisles in a mundane grocery store. She slowly sheds the pieces of the life that haunts her, moving past the memory of an assault and people who never valued her.

But maybe it’s not in romance that we find connections that matter—maybe it’s in something deeper than that, something that looks a lot more like real, true friendship. That is what Christina and Esteban find in each other. We can’t find home standing still; for some of us, home is in finding who we are, in raising the anchors and embracing freedom on the water.