Tuna fishing / by martin bennie

I’d seen these boats on TV before, and with the lines of men along the boat, I knew right away what they were, but working offshore Brazil, i never expected to see them working so close to our vessel. After i spotted them casting their rods into the sea and pulling back time after time, with a big tuna fish on the end of the line, i dashed back for my camera. By the time i got back, they were just circling around and with the rough sea, overcast skies and pretty nice light, i snatched the only shot i thought might be worth viewing. Sometimes not carrying a camera around with you and seeing a moment like this, does frustrate you, but i saw them with my eyes and the memory will have to suffice for now. Every day now, i scan the seas, looking for my camera fodder, to show those who stay at home, what its like in our big bad world.

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”