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I Love the Ocean

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    I find it breathtaking,

    but also calming.  I would love to live near the ocean someday, but for now it is a memory.  A faraway place my heart revisits when I am feeling down...  Are you lucky enough to be near an ocean?         
    dreamyclouds dreamyclouds 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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, 2014

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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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    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...
    DarkPhoenix1985 DarkPhoenix1985 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    teehee342 teehee342 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    The ocean on the beach is like a second home to

    me, I've just been there so much, especially when I was growing up. We live really close to a beach too :) Awesome.
    THISarcane THISarcane 16-17, F Jan 1

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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, 2014

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    Sparkling salty cold wavey water.

    .. so captivating and beautiful.
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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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 16 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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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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    Early morning ocean air.

    Doesn't get much better. Breathing in deeply, eyes closed, sounds of the waves.
    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 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 3 Responses Dec 14, 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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    Wellillbe80 Wellillbe80 31-35, F 37 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    The sights, the sounds starting from the moment

    you pull up with the windows down the sea air hits you. The saltiness on your tongue making it palatable and smooth. Reaching the beach, feeling the soft warm gritty sand under your toes, lets face it...shoes should have been off the second you reached the grassy embankment.The...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 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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    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Just don't throw me in.

    ..................................
    Casualdeviant Casualdeviant 18-21 5 Responses Jan 25

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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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    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 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, 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 5 days ago

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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 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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    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, 2014

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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 3 days ago

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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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    WaterWave WaterWave 16-17 Feb 24

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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, 2014

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    I've only actually seen it twice.

    I went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for vacation a couple of times. I stood in the ocean a little but I didn't swim in it. I hate open water. My imagination goes wild and I panic. So I doubt I'll ever swim in it, but I do like to look at it, be on the beach, hear the waves.
    AntiveninKisses AntiveninKisses 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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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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    Absolutely love the beach.

    I miss it so much!
    ALostSiren ALostSiren 13-15, F Nov 8, 2014

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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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    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 8 Responses Feb 6

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