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I Love the Ocean

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    Being in the middle of the ocean invigorates

    fear, and a curious nature. An ocean that swallows the light while and keeps it's secrets, deep - deep away from any humans, what do you hide?
    quietfighter quietfighter 18-21, M May 2

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    Waking up to the ocean is the most peaceful

    thing that's ever happened for me.
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    No sólo verlo, sentir el olor del agua salada.

    ..ver revolotear las gaviotas...distinguir a lo lejos las embarcaciones...el ruido de las olas golpeando en las rocas...todo, todo es maravilloso...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F May 19

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    Wow...The OceanThe Ocean If you stand there

    and feel the wind and sound of the waves crashing in the rolling out.. The smell of the salt and the living creatures in the water... I have take each of my children one time or another to the Oceans.... To see the look on there faces when they look upon one of Gods creations...
    sargem1911 sargem1911 36-40, M Mar 9

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    My last trip to the ocean was to Port Aransas,

    Texas, at the top of Padres Island. I went there for my birthday last December, with my big sis. The beach has always been my favorite place to go. The sound of the surf, the feeling of sand under my feet. The salt air, the seagulls! Pure joy!!
    photogirl777 photogirl777 66-70, F 19 Responses May 13

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    I can feel the power of the ocean inside of me.

    .and sometimes waves will splash like in storm..
    beautyinman beautyinman 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    There Has To Be At Least A River Close To Where I Live...

    Whenever I am too far away from water I feel like I am literally drying out. I just love the sound of wind and waves, just love to look out into the wideness and vastness of the ocean. It just feels great to look at the horizon and feeling that when there's so much space in this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    So peaceful, so serene,

    so calming. The pounding of the waves! The power of the tide! "Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away."
    KristianNathan KristianNathan 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 6

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    Every time I stand before a beautiful beach,

    its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.
    Iamthecutegirl Iamthecutegirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    teehee342 teehee342 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    Sitting on the beach,

    toes in the sand! Best feeling ever :)
    SkylarV SkylarV 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 3 Responses May 2

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    A moment of rest on our morning walk.

    A perfectly placed bench..A beautiful day.
    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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    And Everything Suddenly Makes Sense...

    No matter the weather, whether the sun is shining and it's hot or it's raining and cold. No matter the location, the pacific, the mediterranean, the atlantic, the indian ocean. Being there at the beach, hearing the waves roll in, smell the salt in the air and on your skin makes...
    laleee laleee 31-35, F 15 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    WaterWave WaterWave 16-17 Feb 24

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    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses May 2

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    It's serene place. I love sitting down on a

    chair watching everything going by like birds flying, a cruise ship floating ahead, planes flying overheard. Seeing the clouds moving and changing , digging my feet into the sand. Watching Palm trees dancing. Hearing ocean playing. People watching. Taking photos. It's golden...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Inexperienced Curry Taster

    Notes from an inexperienced curry taster named Frank, who was visiting Phoenix, Durban from the U.S. "Recently I was honoured to be selected as a judge at a curry cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's...
    milander milander 41-45, M 2 Responses May 2, 2012

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    One of natures true magnificent things.

    To sit close to the shoreline as the angry waves roll up the beach, and create a swoosh. Such a peaceful side of nature. Something that's been happening for thousands of years. I could sit and watch it all day . It gives me a reason to admire the beauty of nature . I'm not.a sun...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    I always loved the Ocean

    since I was a small boy. Whenever I travel to countries, I do always want to find an island where I can simply dip in the sea which has a crystal clear water and plenty of fish. When I go into the ocean, I always feel very much at peace, relieve of all tensions, let my whole...
    glowtrits glowtrits 41-45, M Feb 28

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    Wellillbe80 Wellillbe80 31-35, F 36 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I live in New Zealand there is ocean all around

    me, live two mins from four amazing beaches. :)
    lucycoco lucycoco 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    MaybeAGentleman MaybeAGentleman 41-45, M 2 Responses May 21

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    Flat on my back I lay,

    Observing the changing colors,as the sun says good bye,and brings with it the day;It lays to rest in distant view;Where the water becomes the sky,Such is the fading blue to dark of night;I watch,As the sun goes down on me;A sad but beautiful view;Staring up at the pin holed...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses May 24

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    I love the ocean even

    though I can't swim. lol
    justthatnormal justthatnormal 13-15, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    Oceans are very deep

    and wide. It just reminds me that there is more in life. Never lose hope and find answers. think deeply and wisely.
    Rose99228 Rose99228 16-17, F 1 Response May 15

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    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    It makes me feel alive!

    I love it in any Weather. It gives me energy and is very healing .
    chrissie58 chrissie58 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    Omg water is really good!

    But I'm working :-(
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    Just don't throw me in.

    ..................................
    Casualdeviant Casualdeviant 18-21 4 Responses Jan 25

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    needhelp123456 needhelp123456 26-30, F 6 Responses May 18

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    Two elements of nature have the power to move

    me; the vastness of the ocean and the majesty of mountains. Here are some pics from one of my favorite spots, the Sea of Cortez, Baja California. Stark contrasts, brilliant colors, and teaming with life. The phosphorescence depicted in the movie Life of Pi was not an...
    Mac7777 Mac7777 46-50, M 5 Responses May 13

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    I love to sail on the ocean (Pacific,

    Atlantic), Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Chesapeake Bay, San Diego Bay, and, when necessary, the ICW. Have sailed in these places and, perhaps more, but can't remember them because I was strapped into the gimbaled chair because of a little too much alcohol, or a storm and didn...
    Lowflight Lowflight 66-70, M Mar 10

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    I was a Fish and Wildlife Biologist

    for the Department of the Interior. My principal responsibility was to protect marine resources, especially coral reefs, from damages expected to be incurred by US Army Corps of Engineers coastal dredge and fill projects, particularly beach restoration. I was forced into...
    CallmeIshmael CallmeIshmael 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    The Ocean And Me .....

    The ocean has a story in my life I love that fresh air The beautiful sounds And the wonderful waves.... The ocean is the place Where i go to think clearly To calm down To feel pure again When ever I get hurt from the inside .... I go to see the ocean ... Because the...
    Hope1001 Hope1001 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    I am from Hawai'i, born

    and raised! I love everything and anything about the ocean! It is so peaceful, calm, and full of beautiful creatures! I would spend everyday at the beach if I could! <3
    kaylanni kaylanni 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    I've had a strong urge to leap from a cruise

    ship. Not as a means of suicide but to escape the glutinous material world for the natural world.
    MontanaTom MontanaTom 46-50 1 Response Mar 1

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    Call me Ishmael. Some years ago,

    having little or no money, I thought I would sail about and see the oceans of the world. Whenever I get grim and spleenful, whenever I feel like knocking people’s hats off in the streets, whenever it’s a damp, drizzly November in my soul, I know it’s high time to get to...
    CallmeIshmael CallmeIshmael 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    I love sitting on the beach in the sand

    and listening to the waves. It's so calming. Soothes the soul.
    Becks2 Becks2 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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    me and my family go to the ocean every year.

    i love watching the sunset over the water.
    gabbysmile gabbysmile 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    I think if I visited the ocean right

    now I would never want to leave.
    kittenaround kittenaround 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    A kiss from a rose could it be,

    A light from a smile,to chase away the dark that shines in meWhen light kisses the bloomMy eyes are touched by light of dayDarlingrose comes to us in our time of needGone are the shadows that fill the corners of the room that shelter meSweet breath;like a wind from summer...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 3 Responses May 21

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    I cannot wait to hear the calming sound of this

    beautiful place. Just a little while longer. The ocean has always soothed me. Healed my wounds. I have responsibilities. They can wait. I need this for myself. For my own healing. This time the ocean is for me.
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    I absolutely adore the ocean

    and cannot wait to move to the coast.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 3 Responses