I saw a TV show (70s or 80s) when I was a kid, where a man was lost at sea. Then near the end of the movie, he sets out again and ends up washing back up on the beach as an old man.
Was there actually time travel involved? Or was he just lost that long?
He went into his past... then tried to return to his proper time... that's why he went back to the sea...
I think it may have been one of those quirky made-for-TV Sci-Fi shows that got me to love the genre.
It is not this scene from Inception though that is similar.