'The Ploughman'

"A breed of stoic, hard-bitten men tackling a dangerous job, seeking an elusive prey"

I was lucky to have my step-grandfather living with us when I was a child. Although we seldom saw him as he was often away to sea.

In those days, being a trawlerman was a particularly tough profession in a harsh environment.

 

He never complained or spoke much about it or how he felt. Here I've tried to capture the depth of character these fisherman needed and how perhaps he wrestled with it all.