In the old fishing village of Corralejo, on the northern tip of Fuerteventura, is a memorial to the fishermen of the village. The beauty of the statue lies not in a heroic representation of the fisherman, nor in an image of the artisan toiling to gather essential food for the village, but in a touching family group. We so often forget that fishermen are at sea often for days, weeks even, and have to endure tempest and high seas in search of their ever-moving catch, whilst at home wait, patiently and fearfully, a wife and child. And there are times when the boat doesn't come home. Here the family are reunited as the boat comes in. It is not the fish that is important, but the fisherman and his return again to the family home. This statue is a symbol of all the village's fishermen and the village's thanks to them and wishes for their safe return.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Vincent van Gogh