TIED INTO ME tells the story of Daryl Smith, a young Irish man who decides to land in Venice, bewitched by its beauty.
He finds working as an English teacher in a school and after a short time, he gets the chance to buy a boat for a few bucks.
So, it starts the adventure Daryl has always loved to experience: living aboard a boat, named Gina and capturing the sense of freedom by living in contact with nature.
Gina is not the kind of boat we would be able to think as a place to live: on board, there’s no electric generator and no running fresh water. So, Daryl cooked only foods that didn’t need the stoves and followed the time for the day exploiting the sunlight.
Living like that dramatically influences his lifestyle, but Daryl seems not to care.
"I live a simplistic life, but my simplicity is down there even"
When Gina sinks due to the storm, Daryl has no home to live and nothing has remained. This tragic event starts the adventure to recover Gina from the sea. Daryl does not give up, and although he needs to move from friends’ house to house, he keeps pursuing his goal until the end.