I’ve never lived more than a few hours away from the beach at any point in my life. I could easily live on the beach, if only the planets would align. I love going to the ocean, watching the waves and wildlife, listening to the rhythm of the waves…
To my unending regret, I’m not really made for the beach. I have fair skin and the only “tan” I can ever hope to achieve is a serious increase in freckles (sigh), but I’ve always felt the sunscreen was a worthwhile trade off.
Some of my favorite photographs are of the sunrises and sunsets over the ocean. I feel like it’s the perfect backdrop to practice new skills with a camera while finding a little peace for the soul.
My favorite part of the sea is that it fits all moods – happy, sad, angry – there’s a beach for that. It’s a great place for self reflection or fun with friends. No matter where I go, I always seem to end up near the water, and I’m never disappointed (smile).
Beyond the east the sunrise; Beyond the west the sea
And East and West the Wander-Thirst that will not let me be;
It works in me like madness to bid me say goodbye,
For the seas call, and the stars call, and oh! The call of the sky!