Blistering heat from a water reflected sun, constant bouncing of the ocean's seas, inexperienced to expert in one fell swoop, a man leaves port for his dream voyage only to find the realities of his nightmare. This is not a book of romantic idealism. It is a factual account of the raw material that makes or breaks the man. Don't miss the compelling read that Birney Jarvis thrusts upon us. Follow his life in the surreal, fiction-like journey that he experienced many years ago. Life takes the measure of a man. Either he is up for the journey; or he falls short of Life's expectations. See if Birney fits into this picture.