Why three weeks on a fishing trawler off the coast of Iceland was the ‘best lesson ever’ for one 11-year-old boy

Three weeks off the coast of Iceland on a fishing trawler, working 18-hour days with constant seasickness might sound like hell for many children today – however for one Grimsby boy, it was the adventure of a lifetime that made him into the man he that became. Robert Hanley had grown up seeing his father Bill embark on fishing expeditions from Grimsby’s docks and return with his paycheck as a ‘three day millionaire’. Fishing was in his family’s blood on both sides, and Robert wanted to follow in the family tradition. In the summer of 1965, when he was 11 years old, he finally got the chance to embark on that voyage. >click to read<09:02

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