Literary Nonfiction. Travel. Around the world on a square-rigged ship! We all have those days, the days when we think to ourselves: "I wish I could just get away from it all." Jim Salmon, author of RIME OF THE ANCIENT UNDERWRITER, did just that in 2000, when he left his corporate insurance job and signed aboard the Picton Castle, a three-masted barque sailing out of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. There are pirates and a mutiny, but mostly his account is about people, places, and the human condition as seen through the eyes of a corporate exec turned seafarer. These lively, witty and inclusive stories invite readers to explore their own uncharted waters.