After Daniel Hays and his father built a twenty-five-foot boat and sailed it around Cape Horn, he thought he had put his wanderlust to rest. He went back to school, bought a house, took a job, got married. But in the real world he felt lost. So he bought an island off the coast of Nova Scotia, built a house, packed up his wife and stepson and two dogs and three boatloads of supplies, and moved there. For a year.