Fishing and the sea are in train driver's blood
TRAIN driver Adam Jones was quietly fishing on the side of Auckland Inlet as children and their mums streamed past on their way to East Shores.
He was killing time before he went to work a few hours later.
"It's amazing what you seeing driving," he said. "The lightning storms, the weather and the stars are out of this world."
While he loves driving, he said his passion had always been fishing.
"I'm in a world of my own when I fish," he said. "I've been sitting here thinking about life and waiting for something to bite."
Mr Jones has a tattoo of an anchor on his left calf in "Sailor Jerry" style - a little bit pop-art and coloured with deep blues and reds.
"It's in memory of my great-uncle who died two years ago," he said.
"He was a fisherman for more than 40 years and he taught me how to get my sea legs."
Mr Jones has fishing in his blood.
"I grew up on boats and on the water," he said.
"My grandfather, my dad, all my uncles, we're all the same and obsessed with the sea.
"I just moved from Western Australia and am still working out all the good spots in Gladstone.
"It's tough being away from my family, but it's a good opportunity to work and get to know Queensland better."
He said when he's not fishing or driving trains, he's eating seafood.
"Try chucking snapper covered in salsa to bake in the oven," he said.
"It will blow your mind how simple it is for how amazing it tastes."
He said it was pretty obvious he's "a little bit obsessed" with seafood.
"At Christmas we eat prawns for breakfast," he said.
"It's always a bit rough without my uncle there, but after a feed of fish and crabs, we get on with it."