Vanakbara, a small fishing village on the southern coast of Gujarat, India.
One of India's most conservative states, Gujarat strictly outlaws alchohol and is primarily inhabited by vegetarians. Nevertheless, the state boasts more coastline than any other in India, and a thriving fishing community takes advantage of this.
On the south coast of Gujarat, the small island of Diu (pronunced Dhiv) was a former Portugese colony and is presently a federal territory, independent of Gujarat. Most Gujarati tourists flock here to drink bad beer and party on polluted beaches, but isolated on the other end of the island lies Vanakbara. Thousands of ships go out for 7-8 day stretches, and their catch is disbursed widely across Gujarat and beyond.
The crisp 50 degree winter mornings might as well be the Siberian tundra to this Gujarati family. Every morning the family's patriarch Gordanbhai lights a small fire of dried coconut husks from his farm so the family can stay warm while getting ready for the day.
The well traveled, well worn, well worked feet of a rural Indian peanut farmer.