An Inuit family is traveling in an umiak. They are in wind-tossed seas, teetering on the edge of disaster. The umiak is made to travel in the ocean, but not for long voyages. The walrus hides become unstable if they are in the water too long and this can imperil the lives of those on board. The skins must be allowed to dry to stay taut. Beneath the boat is the shape and form of Sedna. The passengers in the boat know that while they are at sea, they are at the whim and mercy of the Goddess of the Sea, Sedna, or Nuliajuk.