It is the school holidays on Sodor and the Fat Controller is taking Bridget and Stephen to the beach. Half an hour later, the trio still had not arrived at the beach. Suddenly, Stephen spots Toby the Tram Engine, who invites them to jump on board; he knows the way to the beach! At five o'clock, Toby returns to pick up the Fat Controller and his grandchildren, who had made a sandcastle, but still do not want to leave. The Fat Controller promises to bring them back again soon, but next time, he'll be sure to know the way, first!