What does Sam see at the sea? I mean, what is the big deal anyway? Why do I go there? The sun is hot, I will probably get a sunburn, sand in my shoes and in my shorts and too many people sometimes and the complaints I hear from some people who believe that it smells "funny".
I cannot speak to the smell. It's singular, yes, very specific to the ocean, but it's one of those things that you either like or you don't. I do. It smells of salt and summer and low tide sea creatures. I just love it. If it came in a jar I would have it for breakfast on toast!
But the other reasons, well they are legion! We can start with the size of things. At the ocean, everything seems so big. Soooo much water. Soooo much sky. Soooo much sand. To say nothing of over sized tricycles and the large economy sized lizards. Come on now, that's kind of cool.
Then there is the feeling of welcome at the ocean. The beach and the sea do not care who you are, what kind of car you drive, or what size you wear. It's just glad are you there. The attitude is kind of have a seat, here's an umbrella, relax sort of thing.
And there at so many options of things to do. You can swim, dive, snorkel, fish, sleep, boogie board, surf, parasail, take a walk, look for shells, read or play volleyball. I'm sure I'm forgetting something.
Oh yeah! The wildlife. Birds mostly, but other critters too. All you have to do is sit and relax and watch it happen all 'round you!
And then of course, the big show. Forget the circus, really it's the sunsets that at the greatest show on earth here. There is a legitimate reason that so many people make their way to the seaside each and every evening. They walk, they drive, they bicycle, they boat west to watch the sun sink into the sea. And every single night, it looks different than the night before. Astounding how many variations there are considering that it's the same place, the same sun, the same water!
I guess in short, I go to the sea, to find me. It's a crazy world. Always noisy and busy and rushing, with too much to do and not enough time. Always being pulled in twelve directions at once, lots of stress and lots of pressure and we are all just trying to make our way through it as best we can.
One of the best ways I can is having a daily dose of the ocean. Vitamin Sea :)
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.