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I Love the Ocean

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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 4 Responses Apr 28

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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 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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    Absolutely love the beach.

    I miss it so much!
    ALostSiren ALostSiren 13-15, F Nov 8

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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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    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

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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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    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

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    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 7

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    Omg water is really good!

    But I'm working :-(
    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 9 Responses Dec 2

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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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    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 5

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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 6 Responses Sep 10

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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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    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    I have never seen much marine life.

    So many visits trips. In the past few months I've seen whales off shore from my balcony 5 times. Breaching & tail slapping. Blowing plumes of water. And pods of dolphins surfing the breakers. Even a loan seal playfully bobbing around the rocks. What a wonderful world...
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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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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    Sparkling salty cold wavey water.

    .. so captivating and beautiful.
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    The sea is calm, The sea is great,

    It washes everything away, Sink into the deep, Blue and cool and kind, Then drift off to sleep; Leave the hurt behind
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F Dec 3

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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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 18

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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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    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 Sep 16

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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 13-15, F Aug 27

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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 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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    Early morning ocean air.

    Doesn't get much better. Breathing in deeply, eyes closed, sounds of the waves.
    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    Morning mist at the beach.

    Silent, but for the deep foghorns. Magic.
    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 24

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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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    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 29 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    I was lucky. I was born on Long Island New

    York.. ive stood touching the water past the lighthouse at Montauk point and looked out at the open ocean. I spent a couple years on Cape Bretton island ....Canadas Jewel... and felt a gale wind in my face ...it felt like I could fly.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    The greatest risk is really to take no risk at

    all. You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff and take chances. (NOW the Picture is included) sorry about the other one lol.
    MyGuardianAngel MyGuardianAngel 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I've always felt like the one place to heal the

    soul would be in the depths of the ocean. Water all over my body feels like I'm freeing myself from all the stress in my world to have that moment of tranquility and peace whereas nothing else in the world matters even if it's just for ten minutes. Yes I'm mostly never around...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    I absolutely adore the ocean

    and cannot wait to move to the coast.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 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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    The greatest risk is really to take no risk at

    all. You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff and take chances. (Picture included)
    MyGuardianAngel MyGuardianAngel 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 25

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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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    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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    Since childhood, I've been fascinated by the

    abundance and diversity of life that the oceans support. I wondered, almost ached inside, to know what lays in the depths where humans are unable or unwilling to venture. And so, I became a marine biologist. During and after college, Jacques Cousteau was popular and I thought...
    CallmeIshmael CallmeIshmael 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 21

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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 moved to Southern Florida seven years ago.

    My home is a block away from the beach. Actually my home is on the beach but there are a couple of homes between me and the water. Most days I'm able to at least get my feet wet. I was made for this kind of life.
    CJEdwards CJEdwards 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 26

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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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Sep 17

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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

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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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    Ohmymiaa Ohmymiaa 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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