Spent years at sea and only now has made land fall. Having run out of food and water and with no more ships to scavenge he has decided to take his chances on land. All alone he moors his ship against the beach and shuts down the engine for the last time. Moving in land its time. He's been alone so long he is desperate to see a friendly face and hope to find a person or group to join up with.
He was a simple fisherman back before the outbreak and only had distant relatives. He set of from his port in Wales when the police and army became overrun and took his chances at sea