Inspiring, it gives a sense of freedom living near the sea. Nothing clears the head better than a walk on the beach on a morning with strong winds. Would not want to live too far inland myself.
Next to that i'm from holland and we are pretty good at keeping the water at bay, so no worries about global warming for me!
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
Jacques Yves Cousteau