What draws me to the coast?

Living on Long Island I was always a half hour or less from the Atlantic Ocean. Then when I was in high school I lived within driving distance to the Indian Ocean. For the past 37 years I am living on the west coast and a 2 hour drive to the Pacific Ocean. I do not surf. Fishing is not my thing. Sunbathing is out of the question. So why do I need to feel that the ocean is accessible?Maybe I can find the answer in photographs.

It may have something to do with the crashing waves.

Rugged coastline off Northern California

Rugged coastline off Northern California

It may be the crisp salt air smell.

Kelp along the Mendicino Coast.

Kelp along the Mendocino Coast.

The fresh cool air after driving from the hot Sacramento Valley.

Farmland next to Gilroy Fruit Stands

Farmland next to Gilroy Fruit Stands

Fog and clouds vs. bright sun.

Foggy Carmel Beach still brings out the people and their dogs!

Foggy Carmel Beach still brings out the people and their dogs!

Or is it the coastal flora?

Bee buzzing around Pride of Madera

Bee buzzing around Pride of Madera

Lovely, colorful plants growing on the rocks

Lovely, colorful plants growing on the rocks

Colorful Daisies

Colorful Daisies

Point Lobos is located between Pacific Grove and Carmel. Natural beauty.

Point Lobos located between Pacific Grove and Carmel. Natural beauty.

Mendocino coastline

Mendocino coastline

Maybe it is the blues and greens.

Shades of Blue, Shades of Green. Peaceful view.

Shades of Blue, Shades of Green. Peaceful view.

Landscapes and seascapes never ending.

Beaufiul Mendicino

Beautiful Mendocino

Point Lobos

Point Lobos

Time to discover the animals on the coast.

“It’s my turn to talk.” “Your are interrupting my thought pattern!”

Harbor Seal wave hello off the coast near Point Lobos

Harbor Seal wave hello off the coast near Point Lobos

Whatever the reason, I’m glad that I am only 2 hours away from the ocean.

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