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.
It may be the crisp salt air smell.
The fresh cool air after driving from the hot Sacramento Valley.
Fog and clouds vs. bright sun.
Or is it the coastal flora?
Maybe it is the blues and greens.
Landscapes and seascapes never ending.
Time to discover the animals on the coast.
Whatever the reason, I’m glad that I am only 2 hours away from the ocean.