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I Love the Ocean

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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 26-30, F 15 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Home On The Sea

    I've flown back to the states for a week or two to deal with personal business. It is the first time in 20 months that I've slept on land and not curled up in the aft cabin of my boat. It took me 3 days to fall asleep without the familiar sounds and movements of the boat. I...
    Adriftin Adriftin 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    Nobody likes going to the beach with me

    because I'm way out in the waves the entire time. No sun tanning. No sand castles. Just cold, deep, wonderful ocean.
    polythenejam polythenejam 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Every wave tells a story,

    bringing new ideas and experiences to the fore. When the sun shines, the beach is a glorious place, reflecting the sun off the water. When it is dark and rainy, it is full of anger and passion.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 13

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    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I love the way that looking at the ocean seems

    to put a lot of life in perspective!
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    If you can find a quiet beach to yourself,

    its a great place to get in touch with your thoughts.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I love ocean life..my dream

    as a kid was to be a marine biologist. I remember going to this huge aquarium, it was like a dream land for me. The jellyfish, stingrays, octopus, belugas, everything! (I was sadly caught in the splash zone heh) πŸ πŸŸπŸ¬πŸ³πŸ™πŸšπŸ’
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I might be the only one

    but I have some type of connection to the ocean it sounds really weird but I just love the ocean.
    megan1247 megan1247 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 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

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    I swim like a dolphin,

    sparkling water streaking down my back. Droplets of spray caught in the sunlight, blinking on my eyelash, down under again, brilliant blue, liquid warmth. Surface again. Rebirth. The world is new again. Dripping water down body, heavy, but light in heart. Gritty sand under...
    Annie107 Annie107 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I could just stare at the waves all day!

    The way the ocean and the beach makes you feel is incredible! It's unreal!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    Seriously my therapy.

    The way the waves obey the moon, how the ocean dances solely for the open skies. How the water envelops my every curve as I submerge trustingly and willingly into my love.
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I feel like you can think clearly.

    Going for a run on the beach or just sit there an watch the waves crash.
    jaceyyhere jaceyyhere 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    The waves crashing In front of you

    as you spot a school of blues running parallel to the beach within the wave,.. The curvature of the Earth tracing the horizon,.. The sun glistening off the distant surface well beyond the white caps,.. The distinct call of the seagull,.. Sand Pipers racing the water's edge as...
    DaddyDouglas DaddyDouglas 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I Need The Ocean

    I'm going through some really hard times in my life right. It would be so nice to take a few days and travel to the ocean. To be able to sit on the beach and just watch the ocean. I need that right now so that I can know my problems in view of something so large and massive are...
    magiceyes28 magiceyes28 36-40, F 28 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Growing up in the Midwest

    and coming from very humble beginnings, I was 35 before I was able to see an ocean for the first time. I ran in the water, stuck my finger in and tasted the salty water. I could believe how salty it was. Since then I have never turned down an opportunity to visit the ocean. I...
    luv2fish luv2fish 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 27

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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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    honestly like a second home to me in the summer.

    I become such a beach bum and I go there all the time. I've basically grown up on the beach from a young age - from doing surf life saving carnivals, to surfing, to exploring rock pools and making forts, to becoming a lifeguard, to eating hot chips from the canteen - the beach...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I absolutely adore the ocean

    and cannot wait to move to the coast.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    Ocean's Sunset

    I strolled straight forward  with white sand warming my feet. I am completely alone, with this place I discovered while driving back home. how did it started: I felt curious as I see the color of the ocean in vast horizon. I parked my car and started to walk my path on that...
    darkrosealterego darkrosealterego 18-21, M Nov 19, 2010

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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

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    I grew up by a ocean like only 1 mile away from

    me and always used to go there every day;)
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F Aug 27

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    The Ocean Is My Therapy

    I have been living on the beach for 12 years and I wouldn't change it for anything. Β My job allows me to work out of the house, so in the summertime I can take swimming breaks and go back to my computer refreshed. Β There is something soothingly hypnotic about the color of the...
    vitabeata vitabeata 56-60, F 11 Responses Jan 11, 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    I miss going to sleep to the sounds of waves

    and seaguls. I could stand waking every day smelling the freshest bitterest cold air. One day I'm going to have my own boat and I'll do some serious sailing the day after I buy it :D 
    FreezerDog1 FreezerDog1 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    First day of vacation.

    Sunscreen on, sand between the toes. Boogie board's ready, waves are calling. Salt water in eyes being tossed to and fro. No better place I'd rather be than seeing this wave crest in front of me. Other women, mature, "sophisticated" women lay on the beach. What grand...
    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    Ocean....

    I gilded through crowds of life, To reach u.... Running along.... Feeling the wind.... The wet sand between my toes... I listened close.. I heard your wavering voice I opened my eyes.. You lay there, restlessly... Dense, heavy and blue.... Glowing in the sun.. Taunting me with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    I always feel mre alive at the ocean.

    My thinking become carer and Im excited about life!
    mzbtch mzbtch 46-50, F Jul 6

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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 7 Responses Jan 28

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    I spend a lot of time at the beach -- my kids

    even more so. We camp at a local beach every summer -- near Trestles. Water is usually pretty warm and good waves for body boarding/body surfing. I would like to learn to surf one day --- Puttin it on my bucket list :-p
    thr080766 thr080766 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Peaceful Shores

    There is something wonderfully comforting about being in the presence of nature’s tranquility surrounded by peace & solitude. Fresh breeze rushes past your skin as you sink your feet into the warmth of bare sand. Calm silence throughout a tropical ambiance, your eyes search the...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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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

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    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 25

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    I live in NorthEast Florida

    and grew up at the beach. I love it. I work as a diver so I'm in the ocean most everyday. It is not uncommon for me to have dolphins (porpoises for my o.c.d. friends) around me feeding or playinig. Thursday I was in the St Johns river working a construction job when a school of...
    mudguppy mudguppy 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 6

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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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    Waking up to the ocean is the most peaceful

    thing that's ever happened for me.
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    I love the Ocean Romantic ,

    relaxing, And one feels free ......
    Superwoman911 Superwoman911 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I wish I lived on the beach,

    I'd surf all the time and explore my own care free paradise
    Jena1011 Jena1011 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Home

    A business trip took me home recently. I suppose it's not really "home", as the place I live now is the same city I have lived in for the majority of my life. But coastal North Carolina is home to me. Has been from the moment I first arrived there. I lived there for four years...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 18 Responses May 18, 2012

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    Visiting fla sitting on the beach

    and people watching is sometimes a whole different world.
    rustr8 rustr8 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 6

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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

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    The deep blue water Sucking me in My thoughts

    swim past me All that's left is my soul Gently dancing under the waves All my worries sink to the bottom As I float no where near them Feeling the playful splashes against my skin My heart smiles and turns sapphire
    vvebcame vvebcame 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I used to live a minutes walk away from the

    ocean, during my hardest times, if I had nothing, I had the ocean I love the ocean The way the waves crash against the rocks and seem to roar louder than any problem at the moment The solace I sought was often met here At night when, when the day has just been too hard, I can...
    dannygirl89 dannygirl89 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I love being in the ocean.

    It is the only thing that makes me feel calm and at home. Someday I will live by the ocean :-)
    isatbytheocean isatbytheocean 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I find this song so powerful,

    oceans, by pearl jam. To me, it's about love of the ocean and also at the same time a metaphor about love for your special someone :) The perfect love song in my opinion! Hold on to the thread. The currents will shift. Glide me toward you. Know something's left. And we're all...
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F Jul 27

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    I can think of nothing more perfect

    than to drift along, letting the tide carry me away in your arms.
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 10

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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 6 Responses Apr 28

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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 4 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    First time i saw the ocean at the age 6,

    from that to day to till today i love looking at the ocean and being around it. like tanning on the sand, its nothing good like having a mug of beer at dusk & looking at the waves.
    1chiquita 1chiquita 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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