At the start of their fourth week, and with a last minute haul of fish, the four modern families face their last days on 1900 Island. But, as the outside world comes calling, modern mechanization hits their rural idyll, prices plummet and there is a rude awakening for the men and women on Llanddwyn. They have to resort to cockling and gathering shellfish to makes ends meet.
In their third week, the four modern day families are still struggling with the realities of a century-old lifestyle. They may have settled into 1900 life, but that doesn’t make it any easier. At the start of the week, the community seems at its most fragile as different priorities and approaches to life start to take shape.
As the families enter their second week, the weather finally turns in their favor and the men head out to sea hoping for a successful catch. The women are left with unrelenting domestic chores and the children head to school. But the fragile sense of community starts to fray as rivalries and hunger take their toll on the adults.
The Davis family of seven, the Powers family of five, a pair of newlyweds, and a retired couple venture out in a fierce storm to take possession of their new island home. They must adapt quickly to their new way of life but bad weather, lack of experience, and limited rations lead to hunger and frustration. It’s only a last minute effort by the women that saves the day.