It is not remarkable that I have a deep appreciation for the ocean, especially considering that I grew up in Florida. The beach has been many things to me; both a playground and retreat. It’s where we go for family outings and the place I go to be alone. I cannot say that I have just one favorite place ( for I haven’t seen every place yet!) but somewhere beside the ocean would be one of my favorite places so far. There is a sense of wonder that has never failed to wash over me as I look to the watery horizon. I’ve been hundreds of times and I have not been nearly enough.
One of the highlights of the past week for me was a trip to the beach. Once there, we took a small boat to a smaller island ( much smaller than mine) and had several hours to swim and explore. Of course, I spent more time exploring than swimming. I wanted to get to a place where I had the best view. After scrambling over rocks for about an hour I managed to find my lookout. It was breath-taking. This time, as I looked to the horizon I found myself looking toward distant volcanoes and the South China Sea. As much as I love my gulf-coast beaches, I have never seen a seascape to rival this one. I wish that I could describe the beauty and the awesomeness of that moment.
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