I grew up around rivers and lakes which while nice never enthralled me. When I finally saw an ocean I was overcome with the beauty and enormity of it all. Staring off into the horizon where the sky kisses the water; that was and still is a beautiful scene to me. As much as I love swimming and splashing in the ocean, I can be quite content just sitting there listening to the sounds of the waves; sunrise before the masses descend upon the sand is the best. Of course when it’s a crowded beach there are a lot of sounds that do not fall under the header of ‘peaceful’ but such is humanity and a beach on a warm sunny day.
So whenever I can, I try to visit an ocean and feel renewed. Plus fresh seafood is definitely a major bonus. Cannot beat that!