A Salty Piece of Land is a 2004 novel by Jimmy Buffett. The book follows Tully Mars after his breakup with his girlfriend, Donna Kay. After sailing with Captain Kirk to Punta Margarita, he becomes a guide at The Lost Boys resort. His laid-back lifestyle is rudely interrupted when Donna comes by and tells him she's getting married. Eventually Tully meets a 101-year old Cleopatra Highbourne, the captain of a boat, who takes him to Coyo Loco, a tiny island, to fix up a lighthouse that will be her grave.