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My Favorite Place

Updated on July 28, 2010

Ode to the Ocean

My husband often comments that I have too many favorite things. As far as I am concerned there is no such thing as too many favorite things or places. Love life, take it all in. I probably keep him more active than he would like to be, encouraging us to go here, there, everywhere, experiencing new places, scenery, cultures.

Even when we can't travel far, I am very fun loving and like to experience new things. My ultimate favorite place to visit is the ocean. Talk about too many favorite things? I am not going to narrow it down any further. I am going to say ANY ocean!

The pictures below were taken in Wilmington, North Carolina, but I have been blessed to be able to experience many different ocean views and to be able to swim in the sea.

I believe that viewing the expanse of the ocean is calming and breathtaking at the same time. I am both excited and peaceful when I go. I love traveling and I have been able to enjoy a seabath in places including but not limited to Bermuda, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, San Diego/ La Jolla. My husband and I even had our wedding reception in a place with ocean views.

Whether it is the Atlantic, Pacific or abroad, I don't think you'll regret making plans to go to the beach this summer. Last summer's intense sun reeked some havoc on my skin when I went to the beach but I still had a fabulous time.

When you go to the beach and swim in the sea, be sure to re-apply sunblock as needed. If you are not going to the ocean just for the view and you want to swim, make sure the waters are clean and recommended for swimming. Be certain that there are lifeguards on duty and swim against the tide.

Many people fear a danger in owning beachfront property because of the damage it can cause in a storm, for example. I would love to one day own some property on or very close to a beach where the waters have been calm for many years and current residents have not had a problem with flooding or other property destruction.

Until then, I'll visit the ocean as often as I can. If you'd like to do the same, I recommend that you begin researching what beaches are in the closest proximity to where you live. Map it. Learn about the driving time and distance and plan a day trip with your family. If it is more than a three hour drive, consider an oceanside inn, which can be much less expensive than a large hotel or resort to stay a night or two.

Have a grand time!

Is going to the beach/ocean one of your favorite outings?

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks for your nice comment Duchess OBlunt!

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      8 years ago

      I love the Ocean myself, you make me want to go back!

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