This is a travel card, one that indicates a physical and mental journey across water. The journey is not taken alone, as there is a companion for part of the way. However, the figure appears reluctant and has turned their back on what was left behind. Perhaps there was no choice, or it was the best one at the time. The figure is isolated emotionally, but must make the journey, not to escape, but to start afresh.
The upright swords in front of the figure indicate that they know that those ties had to be cut and takes those lessons with them. The man steering the boat guides the figure toward a new path as a new way of seeing and doing things is necessary. There is guidance and support and the message is that you are not alone in this transition stage.